10 Questions For Paul Draper: Number 6!
We begin the second-half of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper today, please enjoy!
(And by the way, thanks to everyone who has been sending in their own questions, we look very forward to presenting a reader-initiated Q & A series soon; so please keep the queries coming!)
6- Which Ridge wine would you recommend to someone who has never tasted a wine from California?
If they are experienced in drinking Bordeaux or Chilean Cabernets, I would recommend they try our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. If they generally like all wines, I would recommend the Geyserville or Lytton Springs Zinfandels.
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(“10 Questions for Paul Draper” questions composed by Rodrigo Mainardi of Mistral, Brazlian Distributor for Ridge Vineyards)
Paul Draper grew up on an eighty-acre farm in the Chicago suburb of Barrington. After attending the Choate School and receiving a degree in philosophy from Stanford University, he lived for two years in northern Italy. Later he attended the University of Paris and traveled extensively in France, gaining practical experience in traditional winemaking. In the mid-sixties, with a close friend, he set up a small winery in the coast range of Chile and produced several vintages of cabernet sauvignon. He joined Ridge Vineyards in 1969, and presently resides atop Monte Bello Ridge with his wife Maureen and daughter Caitlin. He is known for his crafting of fine cabernets and chardonnays from the Monte Bello estate vineyards, and as a pioneer in the production of long-lived, complex zinfandels.
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