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Ridge Vineyards are amongst the greatest wines in the world. To a great many of the world’s most dedicated critics and collectors they represent the very pinnacle of sophisticated, cooler-climate Californian winemaking. Guided for 40 years by the steady hand of philosopher/vigneron Paul Draper, Ridge have resisted the fiscal benefits of chasing Parker points or smoozing Wine Spectator magazine. Quite unbelievably a case of their flagship wine Monte Bello can be bought for less than a single bottle of Screaming Eagle or Harlan Estate.
Inspired by the Bordeaux winemaking techniques of the immediate post-war decades Paul Draper, part winemaker, part philosopher and part scholar has built up an unparalleled knowledge of producing wine in the hills and mountains around the San Francisco region. His overriding aim has always to be to create non-manipulated wines, the absolute opposite of many of the overripe, high-alcohol and stylised wines which have wowed the critics (especially the US-Based contingent) for over twenty years. Members of the HarperWells team have been ardent followers of these wines for 20 years. We have met with winemakers Eric and Paul on many occasions and have a genuine love for their wines.