CENTRAL COAST - CALIFORNIA - USA
After a lengthy and seemingly impossible search to find excellent value from California that is not mass produced tat, we stumbled upon this project label featuring a collection of vineyards on the Central Coast. Juicy varietal typicity and bright, fresh fruit character.
Norton Ridge wines are produced with a clear goal: to make straight-forward, food-friendly wines. This goal is attained through a process that begins in the vineyard, where high-quality grapes provide a base for the wine. The grapes chosen for these wines are from select vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa counties.
The winemaking style is one of little intervention. No new oak is used (none at all in the Chardonnay and Cabernet) to allow the fruit and varietal characteristics of the wines to shine through. Both the Merlot and Chardonnay are clean, bright wines that pair well with a wide variety of foods.