|Goes well with||Barbecue, Beef, Blue Cheese, Cheeses, Duck, Lamb, Pork, Roast Chicken, Roast Meats, Roast Turkey|
|Grape type||Carignan, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel|
|Drinking style||Soft, round, elegant|
Ridge focuses on single-estate wines where the grapes for a particular label are all grown at the same vineyard. The signature wine of Ridge is its Monte Bello, a field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with varying percentages of other grapes grown in the same location, usually including Merlot, Petit Verdot, and occasionally Cabernet Franc. Ridge's Zinfandels, whch are mostly-Zinfandel field blends, constitute the bulk of the winery's production.
Using grapes from selected sites from all over the state and bottling them each under their own label, Ridge Zinfandels emphasize the particular characteristics of each growing site and may show different aging charactersitics than do other Zinfandels. Among the best known of the Ridge Zinfandels or Zinfandel-blends are those from Geyserville, York Creek, and Lytton Springs.