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Richard Berridge was one of the original founders of Duckhorn Wine in 1976. He now has two personal brands, Berridge, featuring Pinot Noir from the North Coast of California and Drystone, featuring wines from Central Otago, New Zealand.
A vineyard designate is produced from Manchester Ridge ($100) in 2009 along with appellation wines from Mendocino, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, and Sonoma Mountain (all $45).
2009 Richard Berridge Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.8% alc., pH 3.43, TA 0.62, 247 cases, $45, released October 1, 2010. 94% Londer Vineyard. Aged in 41% new, 35% twice used and 18% once used French oak barrels. · Well oaked with fruit aromas and flavors of dark red cherries, plums and ripe strawberries. Soft on the palate with supple tannins. Nicely crafted in its style, but I prefer less oak. Good (+). Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »