• Doblk wrote: 91 points

    March 8, 2019 - Perhaps not wholly integrated but another nice showing from Ridge. Fruit and plenty of alcohol, but not jammy or sweet to my palate. Nice depth and an almost Italian acidity. Drinking well, perhaps won’t improve but should keep some years more.

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  • missionpk Likes this wine:

    August 3, 2018 - The 15.4% alcohol is obvious, but, after a bit of air, the fruit and tannins are still strong enough to make it interesting. Still tastes like a basic Ridge Zin with some extra heat.

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  • casjf Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 12, 2018 - Dan served to poker game w jambalaya. Huge hit! Berry flavors. Could drink even later.

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  • egaible wrote: 91 points

    September 17, 2017 - Pretty great for a zin. Not overwhelmed by alcohol, retaining some nuance not lost to jam. Really OK, some tannins tasted, a slight bit of oak (but not too much), fruit is apparent. No bricking so I suspect this wine will stand another 3-4 years of cellaring if called on to so be stored. Pepper. Did I mention pepper? Slight pepper per a medium-bodied zin's best characteristic, IMHO.

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  • casjf Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 11, 2017 - Drinking well now. Classic Ridge!

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  • wagging_tail wrote: 91 points

    September 6, 2015 - Drinking great now..opened for 1hr ahead

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  • bjschmitt Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 2, 2015 - With grilled strip steak and roast root vegtables.
    Purple, still almost opaque.
    Nice nose, spice (almost a sweet spice) with a touch of cherry/plum and maybe some clove in the background.
    Dry, full body, smooth tannin, some acid, a touch of raisin, medium finish. The wine opened nicely with some time.

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  • H2OGEO wrote: 85 points

    April 4, 2015 - This was not as good as I expected, even after being in a decanter. It was still rather tight and not well balanced.

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  • blove wrote: 91 points

    January 12, 2015 - Very well integrated medium bodied zin. Has aged very well.

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  • 41hijinx Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 17, 2014 - 81% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane. Excellent color in glass with fading rims. Nice, spicy nose. Good body with ripe fruit on palate. Fruit supports 15.4% alcohol as usual with Ridge Zins. Not too complex but a solid wine. At peak so drink up. No sediment.

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