The 2006 Oyster Ridge is an artful blend of Cabernet
Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel, and was crafted to exemplify our
finest winemaking efforts. The bouquet brims with accents of black fruit,
rose petal, toasty oak and graphite. A complex tapestry of flavors
includes blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, mocha and anise. Firm tannins
and exquisite balance ensure that this wine will reward careful cellaring.
Visitors to our Margarita Vineyard
are always astonished when we take them to a block that we call Oyster Ridge.
Here, white oyster fossils are literally spilling out of the soil, testifying
to the vineyard’s origins as an uplifted sea bed. The Oyster Ridge blended red
wine honors the dramatic soils and distinctive qualities of this remarkable
place near Santa Magarita, approximately 22 miles south of the city of Paso
The 2006 vintage wine is composed of
Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Petite Sirah (35%), Syrah (23%) and Zinfandel (7%),
and was ultimately crafted to create the best red wine from our vineyards and
to exemplify our finest winemaking efforts in the Paso wine country. Our
winemaker blends wine according to what he believes will make the best blended
wine possible, which is not always what tradition dictates. For this reason,
Oyster Ridge is unique among blended wines in its combination of Bordeaux
grapes with Rhone and California varietals. Few blends in the California red
wine experience offer such a unique combination of varietals.
The 2006 Oyster Ridge is a Paso
Robles wine that offers flavors of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, mocha, graphite
and anise. Firm tannins and exquisite balance ensure that the wine will reward
careful cellaring (assuming proper wine storage conditions in the wine cellar).
This is the red wine that occupies the crown of our portfolio.
Only 321 cases of the 2006 Oyster
Ridge red wine blend were produced, making it a rather rare wine. It is
available at select fine wine merchants and wine shops and on the wine list of
several restaurants. It is also available in our wine tasting room in Santa
Margarita. You may also order wine online at www.AncientPeaks.com. Another
convenient way to enjoy each vintage of Oyster Ridge is to join our A-List Wine
Club, which offers quarterly shipments of club wine, including the Oyster
Ridge. Your complimentary membership entitles you to priority access to the
best wine of each vintage, with the wine delivery automatically going to your
address of choice, be it home or business.