Perfect with grilled steaks, this showed the typical Ridge balance and freshness to go with the alluring spice on the nose and lush, berry fruits. This has relaxed a good bit since release, but there's plenty of good structure for this to go many miles more.
Bought four or five bottles of this a few years back. Drank one bottle right away squirreled the rest away. Tonight I opened the second. It is drinking great right now but I suspect it can stand a few more years in the cellar and really be off the charts. Don't get me wrong it is absolutely fine right now but has a brighter future. Walked away for 20 min. or so, it is even better now. Note to self, give it some time.
37th Annual Zinfandel Retrospective (R&D's): Purple crimson color. Cherry, blue fruit and mineral notes with underlying spice and pepper qualities. Develops raspberry, floral and toasted wood notes. Flavors of dark fruit- ripe- hints of raisin and plum. Finishes with good length and hints of pepper.
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