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Pine Ridge Vineyards

14 Wines from 8 Grape Varieties

Pine Ridge Vineyards FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Pine Ridge VineyardsFORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon

FORTIS is the pinnacle of our winemaking at Pine Ridge Vineyards, an intense, ultra-reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that represents the finest blocks of each vintage. Because we source FORTIS from throughout our 160 estate acres—sites that span five of Napa Valley’s finest appellations including Stags Leap District, Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, and Carneros—the appellation composition of the wine varies from year to year, showcasing the full range of classic, balanced Napa Valley expression. For this special bottling, only the best blocks of the most outstanding fruit are selected from our 160 acres of estate vineyards across Napa Valley. The appellation composition of this wine varies from one vintage to the next, depending upon the performance and character of each vineyard.

Pine Ridge Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Pine Ridge VineyardsHowell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1986, we added the Howell Mountain appellation, with our nine-acre Los Posadas vineyard, which sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The site’s rocky, well-drained volcanic soils force vines to dig deep for water and nutrients; as a result, the vines produce small, intensely flavored berries that impart voluptuous fruit character and remarkable structure to the wine. Our nine-acre Las Posadas vineyard sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level and features southeast-facing plantings. The rocky, well-drained volcanic soils force the vines to dig deep for water and nutrients, producing small, intensely flavored berries. Despite strong afternoon sun, the climate tends to be cool because of the altitude, and acidity is maintained throughout ripening.

Pine Ridge Vineyards Carneros Collines Vineyard Chardonnay Bottle Preview
Pine Ridge VineyardsCarneros Collines Vineyard Chardonnay

Pine Ridge was one of the first wineries to pair French Dijon clones with the cool Carneros terroir. Our estate vineyards in this fog-shrouded region enjoy a long growing season, allowing the development of intense tropical fruit and citrus flavors. The result is a California Chardonnay that is stylistically original, a perfect marriage of both French and California winemaking techniques. Our Collines Vineyard benefits from cool, foggy mornings and afternoon breezes from nearby San Pablo Bay. These conditions are ideal for growing Chardonnay and contribute to a slow and even rate of fruit maturity, leading to optimal balance of sugar and acid. This 38-acre vineyard is planted with devigorating rootstock and features a number of Dijon clones, including 76, 95, 96, and 548, which tend to yield high acidity.