In 1969, Paul Draper took the reins at Ridge and made his first batch of Zinfandel. Its grapes came from a nearby vineyard known as the Picchetti property. "I was tasting the wine as it fermented and really got a vivid impression of the incredible fruit and complexity of Zinfandel," Draper recalls.
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