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2013 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • btwine Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 10, 2021 - 2.5 hrs decant. Rusty medium dark red. Bit of barnyard and red currant nose. Still plenty of tannins, even though CT drink-by date was 2 years ago. And, nicely balanced with just the right acidic energy. Cherry syrup, red currant, white pepper, aged leather. Long delicious spicy finish. Alcohol heat but doesn’t negatively impact the drinking experience.
    Over the evening while opening in the decanter, this wine continues to come into its own and not be flat at all.
    I’m surprised how much I like this given its modest CT grades. Wish I had more in the cellar.

  • Jjarriel wrote:

    April 3, 2021 - Not bad, and not over the hill. Would have benefitted from an hour or so of decant I think but held up nicely against the filet we paired it with.

  • Martin Ferland Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 5, 2020 - Wow !!!

  • timewithwine wrote:

    April 30, 2020 - As I said with the first bottle of this wine, “This is some seriously good Zin!” I pulled this for the Ridge Virtual Tasting featuring organically grown Ridge wines this week. The group was tasting the 2018, but I knew not to pull that wine yet. Heck, I knew this would be a bit young yet! Indeed it was: purple at the core and extending to the rim what a thin, clear rim could be seen. Somewhat jammy on the nose with black pepper, brambles, Zin funk, brown sugar; maybe even some Draper perfume. The nose is both soft and rich. The wine looks and smells young. All the same on the palate, but wiht sweet plum chiming in and a touch of dusty rose beginning to develop. Dark phenols coat the glass. The tannins seem to build and collectively become a bit “puckery” on the sides of the mouth and tongue. The finish is sweet with the plum and maybe a touch of coffee. DDB describes the wine as possessing sweet cherry. The mouth fee is a somewhat “crunchy” as I mentioned in the prior note. Some serious sediment remains in a streak from the bottom to the shoulder. 100% Zin. 14.9% alc. With Coq-au-Zin. 04.30.20. Recommended and leaning toward Highly Recommended.

  • chatters wrote:

    January 17, 2020 - Coravin fun - Ridge range; 1/15/2020-1/17/2020 (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Medium minus intensity aromas of warm, spiced plums with a herbaceous, slightly green underpin, slightly dusty notes as well, alcohol heat. The palate is much of a muchness with the nose. Overall it's a touch disappointing. Tannins are leathery and tight, alcohol warmth intrudes slightly on the finish but the wine lacks fruit. This has faded considerably since I last tried it. A good decant may help but otherwise drink up.

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    Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard East Bench
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley
  • UPC Codes 744442889005, 744442889006, 744442889136

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 538 (37%)
  • Consumed 923 (63%)

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Community Recommendations

gele och brunsås, hericot verts, Kokt potatis, trattkantareller, Vilt

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98% Like It  45 votes

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