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Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night with our favorite winery, featuring rarities and gems from their Advanced Tasting Program.


Ridge Vineyards: The 2013 Vintage, the ATP Program, and Rarities


The Ridge Vineyards ATP program is the original ‘wine club’ developed decades before Direct-To-Consumer became a major part of the winery’s business model. They started the ATP program for one reason: to make use of small lots of specifically wonderful wines that were in such small quantity that putting the wine into the wholesaler network made no sense (what would a state like Texas do with a tiny pile of Carignane?). 


This special and very limited seating class will concentrate on three things: the 2013 vintage and what it brought to the wines of California; the ATP program and what it can bring to the wine consumer; and some rarities including one wine that even I’ve never had (Mill Block York Creek). Note we are trying some ATP wines from the ‘regular’ vineyards and we’ll discuss why certain blocks were separated out for the ATP program.


It’s a casual evening of learning and tasting, accompanied as always by the TCWE extensive notes, maps, and accurate information. 



Carmichael: ATP, Zin/Petite Sirah/Carignane blend, Alexander Valley Sonoma County


Dusi Ranch: ATP, 100% Zin, San Luis Obispo


Buchignani Ranch: ATP, Zin/Carignane, Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County


Lytton Estate: ATP, Zin/Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County


Pagani Ranch: Zin/Alicante Bouschet/Petite Sirah, Sonoma County


Mill Block York Creek: 100% Zin, Spring Mountain Napa Valley


…  plus more, just for fun.


Venue

Twin Cities Wine Education
2446 University Avenue West, Suite 106
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

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