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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 86.3 points

  • Medium garnett color, polished.
    Baking spices, fruit custard tart, and a bit syrupy on the nose.
    A plum, strawberry and black raspberry liqueur mouth feel. Secondary notes of sassafras, rhubarb, blood orange and tree bark.
    Quite a complex Zin where age has brought nuances that did not exist 5 to 10 years ago. Well done.

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  • Fading but stil lhas some life, cherries and slight tannin, we decanted and I came home to half a decanter 4 hours later. Still very drinkable. No reason to wait any longer.

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  • Cloudy with moderate + depth of color, low to moderate amount of extract at the red rim. On the nose slightly sour mixed red berry fruit equal to a dill'ish vanilla new oak barrique note... minimal minerality. On the palate low acidity, a wide, slightly sour midpalate with a rather rough transition into a slightly dried, ripe, poorly integrated, oak > grape tannin finish. Moderate + alcohol. A little on the fleshy side balance wise, adequate length and intensity, low to moderate complexity. Really not a strong wine finesse-wise with a lot of textural issues on the mid and end palate. Hard to think this wine was meant to age this long in its defense... food might help distract one from the structural weaknesses a bit.

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  • Excellent example of Ridge's fruit driven style. Intense fruit balanced with solid acid and structure. The fruit was more forward with the intense chocolate dessert, the structure and subtlety was more apparent with the venison.

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  • Opened and consumed...solid zin that has lost is fruit as they do with this age but not developed the additional complexity that the best of zins do as they age...enjoyable for a week night meal but nothing special...would drink up

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