Shannon Ridge

wner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Clay Shannon has transformed his ranch into one of the agricultural icons of California's North Coast, and in doing so is changing the face and substance of grape-growing in the USA.

Clay grew up on a farm in Healdsburg in Sonoma County. He began his career as a vineyard manager in St. Helena, traveling the wine regions of California managing the company's vineyards. A short time later he started his own vineyard management company, growing grapes for some of the top wineries and fruit companies in Northern California.

In 1995, Clay discovered a magnificent piece of property in the hills overlooking Clear Lake in Lake County, thirty-five miles north of Napa's famed vineyards. He quickly set out to develop vineyards, Clay's vision was simple: "We wanted to grow the best fruit in the world," says Clay, "but we wanted to do it in a way that made us happy living there."

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Urgency Pinot Noir 2017
Even before the URGENCY vineyard was planted, Clay Shannon's instincts told him that the blend of volcanic soils would produce full, rich flavors and the long, warm summer days would ripen the grapes perfectly. at shannon ridge, we live in harmony with mother nature. The vineyards feed the sheep,

Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 This wine is crafted from 100% Sauvignon Blanc Clone 01 on 101-14 rootstock. The ancient volcanic soil of the Red Hills appellation bring out the lush flavors of this lively wine. We ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks at 55°F (13°C), long and slow, resulting in a flood

Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017
High Elevation Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Our High Elevation Collection is a careful blend of three appellations within Lake County. A product of hot summer days, cool clear nights, and volcanic soil of the Northern California hills; this vibrant wine showcases the best grapes in a refreshing and elegant

Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 This wine bursts with grapefruit aromas and continues with vivid lemon, lime and herb flavors on the palate. It smells dry and tart, but tastes more rich and layered, its tangy citrus character persisting well into the finish. Vigilance wines are crafted from fruit harvested on

Shannon Ridge 'Two Bud Block' Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2012
" Perched along the ridge top at the upper reaches of High Valley, Shannon Ridge overlooks Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti. Two buds per spur, hence the vineyard designation Two Bud. The unique combination of soil composition and micro climate of a singular plot of ground (terroir) is the genesis of the

Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Shannon Ridge is a family-owned vineyard and winery located in Lake County, California. Our vineyards are certified sustainably farmed thus producing the finest mountain fruit possible. Our mountain grown fruit offers our winemakers a full flavor profile from which they create these robust, food

Shannon Ridge Two Bud Block Reserve Zinfandel 2013
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Winemaker Joy Merrilees got more oomph out of Two Bud Block in 2013. A deeper than usual color, darker than normal fruit flavors and a satisfying, dark chocolate and cappucino richness on the palate make this big, luxurious wine stand out. The flavors are fruity but distinctive,

Shannon Ridge Reserve Malbec 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90  "Aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, nutmeg spices, and toffee fill the glass. This full body Malbec has intense flavors of cherry and blackberry along with hints of underbrush and cedar. This finish is long and complex. For the third drought year in a row, 2014 was early,

Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red 2007
"The grapes used to produce our 2007 Shannon Ridge Lake County Wrangler Red came from the hills and slopes of ultra-premium vineyards of Lake County, California. To give it complexity, this wine was aged with French and American oak. It is a blend of red varietals married together to create a wine

Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Color: Black PomegranateAroma: Toasty Cr?me Brulee, Ripe Cherry with dry cinnamon nuances and layers of black currants wrapped in plums Flavor: Bing Cherries with toasty vanilla beanTexture: Big, pallet encompassing tannin, supple and full, long finish with staying power and bold presence

Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2008
90  Wine News 
The Wine News 90 "Pale green-gold hue. Fresh scents of lime, mineral and cut grass. Crisp acidity and juicy flavors of lemon and lime. Hints of grapefruit frame the refreshing close."  "Clean, light straw color. Aroma of lemongrass, mango and gooseberry. Flavors of tropical, citrus and