Tasting Notes for radumas

(72 notes on 64 wines)

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Red
9/10/2021 - radumas Likes this wine:
87 points
Simple. Fruity. Plum and briar. Nice, but low QPR
Red
8/27/2021 - radumas Likes this wine:
91 points
Bought on barrel tasting, it took 2 years to come back up. It’s luscious, complex , balanced, delicious, and ready to pair with rich foods
Red
2015 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
8/2/2021 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Needs a few years. Delightful elegant red fruit dark leather blueberry
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Red
2013 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
8/2/2021 - radumas wrote:
95 points
Blackberry, plum, black cherry, fennel, rich, luscious, delicious.
Red
7/28/2021 - radumas Likes this wine:
89 points
Hot. Alcoholic. Intense concentrated fruit, alcohol has to be more than 14.5
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Red
4/30/2021 - radumas wrote:
85 points
Undistinguished red blending wine at outrageous price.
Red
4/28/2021 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
Elegant, balanced, mature, delightful
Red
I robbed the cradle. This needs some more years. Tough, tight, tannic. Can’t rate.
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Red
2/10/2021 - radumas wrote:
87 points
Ok. Just ok. Fruit a bit overripe and pruney
Red
11/24/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
88 points
This is delicious. Maybe some RS. Less complex than I hoped. Not the best from Lytton, but alive and juicy fruity delicious.
Red
10/3/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
92 points
Flat, muted. I did what I rarely do, open a different wine for dinner.

Edit: reopened next day and found it aromatic, and completely delicious. Let it breathe.
Red
2008 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/3/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
A mature, elegant, balanced wine. Fair amount of sediment stuck in the shoulder of the bottle. There is fruit (red fruit, plum/prune) and acid in balance, long finish, elegant nose and maturity that zins usually don’t achieve. A delight.
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Red
9/21/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious. Lush, fruity. Dark and red fruit. Not so high acid, so I’d expect it’s a drink now. I love it.
Red
9/9/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
94 points
This was rich, velvet, fruit and acid balanced, and just a smile in each sip.
Red
6/27/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
84 points
Very intense on opening. Concentrated black fruit, tar, spice. High alcohol. The intensity masked the low acidity, which showed up later. Overripe.

Not a re-buy
Red
4/26/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Deelishus. Yum. Silky texture. Mature fruit. Tannin resolved. Well balanced. Wish I had more.
Red
1/30/2020 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
Soft, rich, cab fruit, simple, delicious. Doesn’t make you think; makes you want more
Red
1/14/2020 - radumas Does not like this wine:
80 points
General rule: if your vineyard is right for Cabernet, it’s wrong for Pinot noir. Trefethen has vineyards in Napa Valley, Oak Knoll district, where they grow cab and Chardonnay and other varietals that like the warmth. They grow Pinot noir right in the middle. The wine is light, even by Pinot standards, has some of the barrel on the nose, but the flavors are light and harsh. The harshness diminishes by day 2 and 3, but when I think of what I’d think is a fair price for this, I’d say $10-12. The price is $45. They should bulk this out and replant the block to something else.
Red
12/20/2019 - radumas wrote:
90 points
Delicious. Complex fruit. Tastes just a shade sweet, but still perfect w peppered steak
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Red
10/29/2019 - radumas Likes this wine:
87 points
Opened too early. Mostly a fruit bomb
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Red
6/20/2019 - radumas wrote:
79 points
Over the hill. Little fruit and some VA
Red
6/15/2019 - radumas Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious. Yum. Pinotness, balanced, rich.
Red
2003 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
6/15/2019 - radumas wrote:
flawed
Volatile acidity. Crumbled cork.
Red
6/1/2019 - radumas Likes this wine:
95 points
In perfect balance, decent acidity, which is rare for fully ripe zins, mild tannins, full fruit, and maturity. Zinfandel doesn’t get much better than this.
Red
2/11/2019 - radumas wrote:
90 points
Blackberry blueberry bramble tannin acid. Good for at least 5 more years
Red
10/21/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
89 points
Rich, dense, black fruit, prunes, bramble. Good.
Red
10/14/2018 - radumas wrote:
85 points
Ok. Just ok zin. Not a good QPR
Red
10/11/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
Balanced lush fruity zin. Great QPR
Red
9/30/2018 - radumas wrote:
91 points
Rich, textured, soft tannins. Violets, cherry, blackberry. A very nice wine
Red
9/25/2018 - radumas wrote:
85 points
Nice cab aroma and flavor. A good $25 wine, but much more than $25
Red
8/22/2018 - radumas wrote:
85 points
Sweet fruit bomb with low acid
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Red
7/26/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Young. At least 5 years to go. On the nose, a fruit bowl of black fruit. On the palate, blackberry raspberry fruit. Some plum. Tannic. Good acid.
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Red
2009 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
4/29/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Rich, red fruit, plum, soft tannins, long finish. Good acid balance. Long life ahead
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White
4/8/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
92 points
A perfect gewurz. Acidity, spice, fruit, viscosity, grapefruit, lychee, rich. Perfect w cassoulet
Rosé
3/24/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
As delicious as a rosé can get. Perfect balance.
Red
3/11/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
88 points
Rich, ripe, plum-prune fruit dominates. Not enough acid to age further.
Red
2/17/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
91 points
Rich Rhône blend that has fruit, texture, complexity and yums
Red
2/14/2018 - radumas Does not like this wine:
80 points
Meh. Off flavors. Minimal fruit. Compares poorly to a $19 zin.
Red
2/10/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Luscious, complex, textured, balanced, delicious, so far, wine of the year. Age-worthy.
Red
1/8/2018 - radumas Likes this wine:
92 points
Delightful, fruity, zinny, rich, balanced. Great value
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Red
12/28/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
88 points
Very rich, earthy, mushroom, cassis, black fruit. A very nice Napa cab. Worth a good $30
Red
2009 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/22/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a rich, complex more-than-zin and well balanced wine. With the bramble, anise, blackberry, raspberry, vanillin and morel with a long finish. It takes about 15-20 min to open up, is just coming into its prime.
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Red
2009 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/18/2017 - radumas wrote:
95 points
Still young. Opens up to a rich bramble dark fruit vanilla long finish.
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White
12/11/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
89 points
Clean, light, slight bitter note, grapefruit. Perfect picnic wine
White
12/2/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
90 points
Perfectly balanced chard. Delicious. Better than those at twice and 3x the price. Great value
Red
11/22/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
87 points
A nice but undistinguished Zinfandel
White
11/18/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
88 points
Wonderfully fresh melon citrus flavor. Perfect appetizer or porch wine
Red
11/18/2017 - radumas Likes this wine:
93 points
Unique fruit complexity and nose. Cherry raspberry and more. Rich and full. Long finish. Delicious
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