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2008 Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

1/16/2015 - mlwhitfi wrote: 93 points

Perfectly aged and drinking so well.

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2012 Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

12/10/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 89 points

Round and full with soft tannins. Cherries, vanilla, spice, herbs. A bit one dimensional now but should develop complexity with time.

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2011 Ridge Monte Bello

Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/23/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 95 points

Nose, layers of flint, stone, herbs/grass, dark fruits, boysenberry, cardamom, and leather. Palate: forward, dark plum fruit, spice, herbs, tar, and menthol. Firm tannins, nice acidity, beautifully balanced. Can't wait to watch this one develop.

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1993 Teldeschi Zinfandel Lot 6

Dry Creek Valley more

11/5/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 92 points

Beautifully balanced. Such amazing longevity. Nose of herbs, baking spice and dried cherries. Flavors of tar, tobacco, earth and white pepper. Firm acidity. A great example of what zin can become with patience.

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2005 Ridge Mazzoni Home Ranch

Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

9/22/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 91 points

Dried cherries, baking spice, toast, meat & leather. Round mouthfeel, balanced tannins.

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2005 Ridge Zinfandel Buchignani Ranch

Sonoma County more

9/22/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 90 points

Raspberry, earth, leather, white pepper, menthol. Fruit that reminds me of Mendocino zins. Firm acids, good structure, drinking perfectly. Had side by side with Ridge 2005 Mazzoni home ranch.

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2006 Navarro Vineyards Gewürztraminer

Anderson Valley more

9/20/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 90 points

Nose of peach, lychee nuts, honeysuckle, Clove & nectarines. Flavors of honey, peaches, & cloves. My favorite wine to pair with Thai food.

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2004 Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

9/13/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 91 points

Nose of tea, candied cherries, hint of white pepper. Flavors of herbs, tea, citrus, leather & earth. Nicely balanced. & integrated.

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2008 Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

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9/11/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 89 points

Nose of briary plum fruit, baking spice, earth. Flavors of jam with solid acidity, a vegetal earthiness, a hint of spice. Nicely integrated, food friendly.

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2004 Ridge Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District more

8/31/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 93 points

Nose of dried cherries, chalk, cedar, tea and thyme. Layers of flavor with tobacco, leather, mint, blackberry. Very earthy with lots of depth. Best Petite Sirah I have had to date. Double decanted, opened beautifully, perfectly aged.

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2003 Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate

Dry Creek Valley Red Rhone Blend more

8/27/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 88 points

Nose of boysenberry, herbs, anise, minerality. Flavors of dried plums, smoke, tobacco, earth. Firm tannins. Took a LONG time to open up.

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2011 Ridge Zinfandel Hearts Desire Field Selection Geyserville

Sonoma County more

8/24/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 88 points

Well balanced. Nose of baking spice, bright cherry fruit, chalk and stone. Bright acidity, cherries, hints of tobacco & eucalyptus

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1997 Ridge Syrah Lytton Estate

Dry Creek Valley more

8/19/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 93 points

Beautifully aged syrah. Aromas of dried figs, tobacco shop, herbs, mint, earth. Flavors a bit muted. Blueberries, spice & meat.

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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/30/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 91 points

Fruit forward cab that I expect from Caymus. Dried dates & prunes, dill, mint, cardamom, & eucalyptus. Beautifully integrated & drinking well.

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2004 Ridge Mazzoni Home Ranch

Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/30/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 88 points

Beautiful ripe cherry & raspberry fruit. Hint of raisins, a bit of dill herbs & spice.

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2006 Ridge Zinfandel Caboose Nervo Vineyard

Sonoma County more

6/8/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 90 points

Aromas of dried, candied cherries, pencil lead, herbs and tobacco. Flavors of blackberry, leather, wet stones & dried herbs. Still has a firm backbone, drinking very nicely right now.

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2006 Selby Zinfandel Old Vine

Sonoma County more

5/21/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 89 points

Drinking beautifully. Wonderful, late harvest style.

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2005 Ridge Zinfandel York Creek

Spring Mountain District more

5/18/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 89 points

Drinking perfectly right now. Beautiful wine.

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2012 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench

Dry Creek Valley more

5/12/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 91 points

Light color, nose of dried cherries, hint of pepper, baking spice, & oaky vanilla. Flavors of bright fruit & spice. Needs time to integrate but should develop beautifully.

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2008 Ridge Carignane Buchignani Ranch

Sonoma County more

5/12/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 92 points

Dark violet color. Nose of plums, dried strawberries, figs, herbs, smoke and leather. Flavors of smoke, leather, currants, and dried fruit. Drinking perfectly.

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1999 Ridge Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District more

5/4/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 89 points

Deep dark inky color. Nose of blueberries, cloves, fresh cut grass, violets & chocolate. Flavors of plums, chocolate, leather, meat, and herbs. Perfectly aged, drinking beautifully.

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain more

4/28/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 92 points

Dark, inky color. Aromas of dark fruit, wintergreen, & menthol. Smooth flavors of cassis, meat, leather & spice with an extraordinary long finish. Well integrated but firm tannins. Drinking surprisingly well for such a young wine.

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2012 Ridge Geyserville

Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

4/28/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 92 points

Still young, dark & brooding. Denser & more layers of flavors than the 2008 which I tasted side by side, but has a lot of potential & reminds me of the 2009. Nose of black cherries, dates, cinnamon, candied ginger & anise. Dark flavors, layered with minerals & chalky notes. Classic Geyserville.

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2009 Petrichor Les Trois

Sonoma County Syrah Blend, Syrah more

4/26/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 94 points

A beautifully balanced wine that has gone into hiding since the last bottle I opened. Hold for a while.

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2009 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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4/20/2014 - mlwhitfi wrote: 92 points

Cherries, cola, herbs, mineral & wet earth. Drinking beautifully & well integrated.

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