First time trying one of Ridge's port style wines. It was exactly what I was hoping for . While not displaying quite the complexity of a vintage port, it does deliver beautiful fruit, nice texture, long and pleasant finish. I'm not sure you can do much better in this category
Looks like a 20 year old vintage port. Nose opens with prunes and plums. Totally elegant in the mouth. Enters the mouth and coats the taste buds with layers of flavors that include stewed fruit, plums, cherries and ends with a luxurious finish which reminds me of 30-40 year old port. The perfect balance of acid and sweetness. Was still slightly chilled from the wine cabinet. A great example of an aged wine.
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(Ridge Zinfandel Essence) From 375 ml - bricked medium dark red violet color; appealing, baked black fruit, dried plum, dried cherry nose; silky textured, baked black fruit, dried plum, dried cherry, dried apricot palate; long finish