During the famous Judgement of Paris: where Steven Spurrier organized a tasting of California Cabernets and Chardonnays and top French wines. To everyone’s surprise, California beat the French in both the red and white flights. The 1971 Monte Bello came in 5th.
Today the winemaking techniques are as pure as they come. With the use of natural yeast they allow the wine to develop itself. Ridge believes they assist the natural process by choosing the vineyards, by watching over the wines, and by applying their experience to how they handle the wines. They are certified organic and are sustainably farmed. If you’re curious about everything that goes into the bottle just look on the label, they write out anything they apply to the wines.