Bodega Ridge Vineyard
In 2008, Occidental purchased our 250-acre Bodega Ridge property, which lies on the same ridge as the Bodega Headlands property and clearly overlooks the Pacific. In 2012, Occidental began planting 65 acres of pinot noir on this property. From the very beginning, we hoped to produce two single-vineyard bottlings from each of our ridgetop properties. With the Bodega Ridge Vineyard pinot noir, our lineup is now complete. From the Bodega Ridge property – where our winery and tasting room are located – will come the Cuvée Catherine and Bodega Ridge wines. Where the Cuvée Catherine is sourced from the area of the property nearest to the tasting room and winery, the Bodega Ridge fruit comes from the upper level of this vineyard, where there are more varied exposures and slopes.
2019 Bodega Ridge Vineyard
A remarkably intense and vivid wine. Extremely pure and penetrating, with brilliant black raspberry and black cherry aromas, laced with blood orange. A touch of marine brine accents these aromas and imparts a distinct coastal character. Beautifully sculpted and detailed on the palate with bright red and purple berry flavors that unfold in the glass. Finishes with brisk acidity and a firm mineral backbone. It is rare for a wine with such personality and dimension to be so finely etched and light on its feet.