Zinfandel tasting (non-blind)

Tasted Friday, February 4, 2011 by chayward with 197 views

Introduction

We tasted the Wellington Zinfandel vertical (2004-2007) and also the 1999 Ridge Lytton Springs.

Flight 1 (2 Notes)

Flight 2 (2 Notes)

Flight 3 (1 Note)

  • 1999 Ridge Lytton Springs 91 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley

    Very nice bottle. Very different from the Wellington zins it was tasted with, mainly because of the somewhat funky nose. More complex. Still has strong tannins and a long finish. Would be really interesting to see how this is after some more time. 90-91

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Closing

The Ridge was the favorite by a significant margin, though one wonders whether this would have occurred if the tasting were blind. The Wellingtons were, from most to least favorite, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2006.

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