Shannon Ridge

+1 707 998-9656 PO Box 2037
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
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We both grew up in California's wine country: Clay in the Healdsburg area in Sonoma County, and Margarita in St. Helena in Napa County. We met when we were both working at a Napa Valley winery. From there, we went on to build a vineyard management and development company. We’ve grown fruit for many wonderful people and we've enjoyed tasting what our grapes have contributed to their wines. Still, we wondered how our wine grapes would stand up on their own. For us, the challenge was to take our grapes from bud break all the way to the bottle. Our goal was to make really enjoyable wines that taste like perfectly ripe grapes on the day you harvest them. In the late 1980's we began working with wine grapes from Lake County and recognized the area's potential to grow great mountain fruit. Then, in 1995, we visited a magnificent mountain property about 35 miles north of the Napa county line. At altitudes of 2,100 to 2,400 feet above sea level these steep mountain ridges are cooled by steady winds off Clear Read more »

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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Shannon Ridge Roussanne Morine Ranch 2009


    Sweet nose of banana and tropical fruits with a full palate, very sweet and a zing finish Read More

    Wine review by KristinW

  • Shannon Ridge Roussanne Morine Ranch 2009


    Apple with a bit of almond. Slight acid, and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom

  • Shannon Ridge Roussanne Morine Ranch 2009


    Not much going on on the nose, though with air some very pithy lime notes emerge along with note of pumice stone, almond milk and hints of sage. Nicely balanced on the palate, this is rich and round but has both decent acidity and fine minerality to help add detail to the palate. The fruit is subdued and transparent which helps highlight the int... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Shannon Ridge Viognier Morine Ranch 2009


    Quite fruity with peach, orange and lime aromas greeting the nose, joined by floral and green anise seed top notes. This is pretty rich and fairly large scaled in the mouth though it does maintain good focus and drive. The acid is fairly bright and helps perk up the flavors that turn a bit dull, reminding me of plantains with their heavy near fr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Shannon Ridge Roussanne Morine Ranch 2009


    Some peach and apple here with a bit of acid. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton

  • Single Vineyard Roussane 2009


    Get a load of the legs on this wine! Whopping 15.1% alcohol and it shows. Very fruity, perfumey and deliberate. Needs some taming. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red 2007


    Not bad. It's a blend of Cab, Zin & Syrah. No heartburn taninn, light oak, great color. Black cherry/berry on the swirl. We enjoyed it with porterhouse steaks, but I don't think I would just sit and drink it by itself. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red 2007


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    Wine review by jwu14

  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2006


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    Wine review by shan9

  • Shannon Ridge Merlot 2009


    smells fruity/ sweet- peach/ nectarine like. very smooth. Read More

    Wine review by oenophiliac

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