2018 Ridge Estate Merlot Santa Cruz Mountain
Vintage : 2018
Country : USA
Region : Santa Cruz
Varietal : Red Wine
A mild winter prompted early bud-break. Spring storms delivered more rain, and slowed vine growth. Casa Grande, with its steep terrain, has three different areas which were picked on the same day – October 1st. Fermented for six days, once pressed, the three lots went to separate barrels. By taste, we decided to combine all of the barrels to make this classic merlot. Appealing now, it will be enjoyable over the next eight to ten years.