Ridge- Monte Bello 1975-1991 (Beacon Restaurant): (94% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 11.7% Alc.) Bob brought this as a ringer to spice things up a bit, though I knew in advance what he was going to bring. Clearly showing its Zin profile with brambly and raspberry fruit and a good dose of dustiness on the nose and palate. It's not as complete as the '74 that I had last fall, but the wine was still intact and showed nice freshness with its acid levels and low alcohol. The structure, combined with a dried fruit profile and some austerity on the finish really gave the wine an Italian feel. Best wine of the flight. A-/B+.
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