R I D G E
High Elevation Collection
Shannon Ridge is a family owned vineyard and winery located on the steep mountain slopes of Lake County, California. We are dedicated to sustainable farming practices, thus producing the finest mountain fruit possible. The distinctive terrior of each of our hillside vineyards or high elevation ranches gives our winemakers a full flavor palette from which they create these robust, food-friendly “high elevation collection” wines.
The grapes used to produce our Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from our family’s vineyards in Lake County, California. Sugar at harvest was 26 degrees brix, the grapes were put through an early press with a slow extraction of color and tannins from the skins as well as 100% malolactic fermentation in French oak.
Vinted and Bottled by Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Hopland, CA
Very medium bodied with slight tannins, reminiscent of a Pinot Noir. Smooth cherry and a bit of cranberry notes with a sensual and subtle oaky finish.