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Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 89.3 points

  • Same bottle as dzop, but I didn't get to wait around for this to improve. Slightly volatile, showing sweet red, almost candied fruit, with high acidity, it went downhill in the first half hour and I wrote it off.

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  • A shape shifter. When first opened, a ton of bottle funk - sort of a dark rubber/asphalt smell that, if anything, got worse with air and clipped the fruit. Considering the huge amount of tannic structure that's still here, it left a wine that was sort of unbalanced by its drying finish and big acid.

    But when I checked in on the bottle several hours later while cleaning up, it had blossomed, shedding the funk and putting on weight with nice plummy fruit. Now it tasted more like the big Dunn-y zin/PS blend that I expected based upon past bottles of Park Muscatine. Certainly not a Zin that turned into claret - this is more of the Joel Peterson, big structure / plum style, but it's very good and an interesting contrast to the Jimsomare tasted alongside.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/29/2008, (See more on 92 points

    (Ridge Zinfandel Park-Muscatine) Big, ripe, berry, chocolate, boysenberry, cocoa powder and herbs nose; tasty, tart berry, chocolate, raspberry palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    2/2/2008, (See more on 91 points

    (Ridge Zinfandel Park-Muscatine) Dark brick red color with clear meniscus; dried plum and dried fruit nose; tart, sweet gravy and dried plum palate; medium finish

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