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Community Tasting Notes (94) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • Still plenty of red fruit with a wee bit of leather & tobacco. Tannins are soft and supple. Deep ruby-brown color. Very mellow, restrained zin. Posssibly a bit simple and monolithic.

    Excellent. This exceeded my expectations.

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  • My best experience with an "old" zin. From the get-go, the nose is a complex rich full potpourri of red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, some well-integrated vanilla oak. The flavor has the same, with a slight raspberry liquer slant, black pepper, and a medium-plus finish. If you like decent zinfandel, this one will impress you with what the grape can achieve. Day 2 to follow.

    Day 2, sadly was significantly in decline. That chaulky taste wine gets when it's been sitting out too long, fruit about 50% of what it was yesterday. It still had some good complexity. 89 on day 2, which is still not bad.

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  • A big zin that had enough tannic structure to still be enjoyable. Some of the fruit character has rolled off, but this was still a pleasant experience. These giant wines aren't really my thing anymore, but I wouldn't agree that this wine is past its prime. I wouldn't hold forever either, just pull it out when you have right the occasion.

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  • OK - but no fruit remaining. Secondary aromas are very dusty. It's not unpleasant but as stated elsewhere, it's past it's drinking window. Needs drinking within the next 6-12 months.

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  • Still drinking well. Probably don't need to let breathe for more than 30 minutes or so. Nice fruit with mellow mix of alcohol/tannins.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2010, (See more on 91 points

    (Ridge Lytton Springs) Dark red violet color; odd VA, baked berry, charcoal, berry, raspberry Kool-Aid powder, cherry rhubarb nose; solid, ripe red berry, baked raspberry, with a sense of sodium; medium-plus finish (76% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane; first vintage made in Ridge's Lytton Springs facility; 12 months in 18% new, 26% one-year-old, 56% two to five years old American oak)

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