Served with Pasta with Italian Sausage in Jane's marinara sauce. Nice dark purple, good color to the rim. Raspberry and Strawberry and almost floral violet mixed with the epitome of Zin nose. Dry, smooth, balance fruit, soft. Tannin there in the background just to keep a floor on things. Very much alive and ready to drink right now. If A- is 90 - 93, this goes to a 92.
A nice red fruit zin but a little rough around the edges. Not hot despite the alcohol but not as refined as I would expect for Ridge-it's no Gyserville. Good structure/backbone Very good but not great.
This is well made and consistent with the Ridge style, although I missed some of the bright, juicy fruit found in their other zin bottlings. Of their ATP zins, I have to say that I prefer the Nervo over this one.
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