Ridge Vineyards almost before they had any


Elaine goes to the mountain. Click on the Ridge tag to see our extensive previous coverage of this hugely important producer. 

In California wine circles we sometimes entertain ourselves with questions such as, what would you argue is the most American wine? Or, which wine do you think most successfully placed California wine on the world stage? Or, what do you think is the most respected winery in the United States? Inevitably, one winery – Ridge – is an answer, if not the answer, to each of these questions. 

Ridge Monte Bello is considered by many to be among the...