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Community Tasting Notes (45) Avg Score: 90.2 points

  • Dark red and violet color. Huge nose of ripe raspberries and red cherries, black pepper, vanilla, earthy and brushy notes, fresh sawn wood. Wow, rare to perceive the wood in this bottleing; adds complexity, force. On arrival, medium tannin and medium acidity. Flavors are immediate and forceful: deep fruit, black pepper, vanilla and chocolate. Spectacularly long finish, well-fruited and spicy. Bottle #5 of six.

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  • Pulled straight from our very cold cellar. Cold, it was quite primary with a bit of VA, a bit of vanilla and a slight lactic note. As it warmed, the plummy fruit came to the fore. There was a good spine of acidity that kept the wine seeming fresh, even at 14.3% ABV. Still young, it has years yet ahead of it.

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  • Dark red-violet color. Aroma of black and red raspberry, vanilla, brushy California hillside growth, black pepper, then more vanilla and sawdust. On entry, medium tannin and balanced acidity; smooth texture for old vine but young zinfandel wine. Flavor is Zin-berry (Doug Nalle's term) brambly cherry-berry fruit, with vaniall and black pepper. Heads towards the richness of a framboise. Luscious finish, this stuff is ready to drink and by no means in danger of falling apart for at least another couple years. Bottle #4 of six.

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  • Dark red color, nearly opaque. Rich aromas of vanilla, raspberry, cherry, and blackberry. Palate has sweet berry notes without seeming jammy (but heading that way) with vanilla and briar accents. Drinking well as a young Pagani and expect further positive development for my tastes. Drink or hold.

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  • Fabulous. Gorgeous and silky, this wine is absolutely beautiful. Wow.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/20/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch) Dark red violet color; appealing, ripe cherry, ripe raspberry, vanilla oak nose; tasty poised, ripe berry, baked berry, black cherry palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (with 5% Alicante Bouschet and 3% Petite Sirah)

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