Good for the buzz. Alcohol is listed at 14.6 but I would say it is 15+%. No real structure because of the high alcohol. Will this be a trend for the newer high alcohol wines Not aging or will CA wineries go back to lower alcohol so that their wines will age.
Medium red, garnet-edged. Aromas of cedar, leather, cherry, chaparral vegetation, and bbq smoke. On entry, low levels of fine tannin persist, with slightly elevated acidity; becomes more balanced towards delicacy with air. Vivid and rich in the mouth, with the best features being the interplay of fruity, herbal and meaty elements which evolve with time in the glass. In great shape. Bottle #6 of six.
Mature with all kinds of secondary flavors of spice, herb and dried leafs. Good balance and a nice representation of a well made zin. I have no idea how long this can age but suspect it will continue to show unique characteristics for a while to come. Geek wine for those who like old ridge wines.
Blasts from the past: What an awesome showing for this bottle. Purple/red in color. The nose is very nice, earth with some berries. A bit of funk too. Sweet and slightly jammy on the palate. Red fruits and some black licorice. Maybe some black raspberries as well. Really drinking great.
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