Amazing. I saved back one bottle from many years when I bought a case upon release. I opened this on a whim while rooting thru the cellar. I opened and poured and it was spectacular. It reminded me of a well aged Beaucastel. With time it faded and deteriorated, but if you had a well stored bottle and popped and poured into several glasses you will be impressed. Amazing longevity for a Zin, but not unexpected from a Ridge. Exemplary!
Still a good nose. Cherries rubber, grass. A little old. Softer tasting with raspberry and sour cherry, Good all and all. Nice to see what a older zin can do. Would not seek out but not avoid. Not bad for OTBN.
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