Another lovely bottle of aged Ridge Zin. This was all dark chocolate, red plums and menthol. Just starting to thin out a bit but still soft and plenty round enough. Got better with air over the course of two hours. Probably won't hold in this place for long so drink up.
The nicest old bottle of Ridge I have had over the past few years. It is fully mature at this point with hints of bitter sweet chocolate and cinnamon on the nose and palate. Just enough underlying fruit to keep it balanced. Long finish. Very Nice.
With Pork shoulder roast (with Pears and Leeks, garlic/herb pesto, and mustard sauce). Clear ruby, no longer opaque but still bright. Nice nose, a little earthy and some cedar, but not overly perfumed. Mature, with integrated soft tannins and still some fruit, but the characteristic Zin signature had mellowed. Rich enough yet to stand up to the pork. Nice medium length. Mature now, and probably over its prime, but still an old friend and gentleman, come visiting for this meal, not ostentatious but certainly welcome.
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