To start off- this was a good wine that needed a lot of time to open up. Like previous reviewer, this was a very complex wine with multiple layers. I felt this could be classified as an "old world" style Zin. This is not your average Sonoma or Paso style zin-a your big in your face wine. Nose was a little jammy- but no jam flavors in this wine. At 15.2 the alc. was well hidden. Wine was a little muddled and dull upon opening- but as the night went on this wine just kept improving and opening up layers of flavors and spice- good amount of acid as well.
This is an absolutely beautiful Zin. Nose of dark fruits, and spice. The mouthfeel is full with just the right blend of acid and tannins. Complex layers of cassis, blackberries, and pepper flood the palate. The finish is long and smooth. One of Ridges best! This should only continue toget better for a couple of years.
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