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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • When we talk about Zinfandel we often tend to focus on those most familiar to ... lightness. 88pts 2011 Shannon Ridge Winery Zinfandel Two Bud Block Lake County $25 Jammy vanilla and lime leaf wrapped aromas of dark berry fruit greet the nose with lots of briar, vanilla, and freshly sawn cedar aromas it is quite oaky. In the mouth this is roun... Read More

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  • Shannon Ridge Playtime 2012

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    A Zinfandel blend with small amounts of Grenache, Petite Verdot and Barbera from Shannon Ridge Winery. Lovely on the nose with floral and citrus pith aromas over a base of rusty red fruit. A Iittle plump in the mouth and with some obvious sweetness supporting the cranberry, cherry and herb tinged flavors but this retains great freshness and ma... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Shannon Ridge Winery Zinfandel Two Bud Block Lake County 2011

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    Jammy vanilla and lime leaf wrapped aromas of dark berry fruit greet the nose with lots of briar, vanilla, and freshly sawn cedar aromas it is quite oaky. In the mouth this is round and supple, with lots of subtle acidity keeping things fresh. Theres some lovely black berry fruit here, paired with some spicy green peppercorn notes and pencil sha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah Ranch Collection 2011

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    Dark. Maybe a little chocolatey. Very sensual and good with steak. Read More

    Wine review by Geo9797


  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red 2010

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    Wine review by LynnettB


  • Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah Ranch Collection 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignan 2010

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    Pleasantly surprised for price point. Not too dry, some mild flavors of deep cherry but never really opened. Would drink again. Read More

    Wine review by rlb4227


  • Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah Ranch Collection 2010

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    Wine review by annecara


  • Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah Ranch Collection 2010

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    Deep and dark, with rich, well-balanced flavors of vanilla oak, black and blue berries and dark licorice. Finishes long and creamy.91 points Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignan 2010

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    Decent cabernet for the price. Somewhat light with some spiciness and dark fruit. Medium tannins and a fair finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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