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Community Tasting Notes (15) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • Still drinking quite nice, even on the second night

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  • 100% Zinfandel, from a vineyard I've never tried before... Spicy, candied nose, filled with Christmas spices, black cherry and blueberry compote, lavender, cloves, anise, creosote, amarone and young vintage port. The palate is quite sweet, cherry-medicinal with a spicy new oak element that Zinfandel embraces effortlessly (in a way that cab or merlot might not), but with plenty of juiciness and drinkability. There's a rustic, wild note that reminds me of Ridge's Geyserville, is Dusi Ranch an old-vine vineyard? Crystal clear, smooth, polished without being slick, and a pitch-perfect weight despite all of the sweetness and alcohol. I don't know how Ridge does this, year after year, bottling after bottling, but there is something so fun in their zin-based wines that never comes at the expense of seriousness. I suppose some might find this too sweet, too spicy, but I love it. Still has years ahead of it, but drinking great now.

    Frozen for 2 days, thawed, and finished... this is still interesting but is now all spicy anise and coconut. Invokes many Priorat wines. Good, but with less focus than on day 1.

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  • Tasting remarkably young after all these years. Was afraid that I would be regretting holding these in the bad of the cellar, but was nice.

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  • Still drinking beautifully though not as fruit driven as the younger Dusis that I so love. Everyone was very impressed by it.

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  • Still drinking beautifully. Classic Dusi nose of dried raspberry / cherry, pepper & spice with a hint of earth. Palette of dark dried cherries, licorice, pepper, tea & chocolate. Long finish that lingered & lingered. Has developed beautiful secondary characteristics. Reminds me why Dusi Ranch remains one of my favorite Ridge bottlings.

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