2003 Ridge Zinfandel Independence School


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2007 - 2012 (Edit)
CT89.5 47 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 39

  • rama wrote:

    December 3, 2016 - Dark chocolate and raspberry jam. Tasty cocktail wine, though not what I'd expect from Ridge, and certainly not one with 13 years of age.

  • jcarnahan wrote:

    February 13, 2016 - AWESOME - drink now and enjoy

  • Senso-beak wrote: 94 points

    December 22, 2015 - Opened for spaghetti. Solid red to orange on the rim. A little thinned out, certainly not the fruit bomb any more....but, Wow, superb nose of cherry Coke. Vanilla and cherry, with secondaries. Impressive fruit and length. No signs of being over the hill. One of the most impressive zins I have had in a while. Just rounding into form.

  • helpagerman wrote:

    November 12, 2013 - probably a year too long in the cellar...

  • Flavito wrote: 87 points

    September 15, 2013 - A bit of heat at the end, certainly from de 15%+ alcohol, but otherwise a delicious, mature zin, great barbecue companion.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/10/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Ridge Zinfandel Independence School) Medium dark magenta color; sweet green herb, berry, fresh hay, green tobacco nose; big, youthful, sweet green herb, berry palate, needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish 91+ pts. (88% Zinfandel, 9% Carignane, 3% Petite Sirah)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary answers a lot of wine questions!, Episode #88, 9/12/2006 (link) 92 points

    (RIDGE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL ZINFANDEL) 15.4% alcohol, BIG boy, COLOR-pitch black; NOSE-jammy, black currant, rich, blueberry, clove, mint; TASTE-if you want new world flavor w/ power & complexity--this is the wine, huge blue & black fruit, Asian spice, tobacco, tabasco on the finish "one of the finest $25 bottlles of California wine I've tasted in a long time". GV-92

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Independence School
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Codes 669576018682, 744442309030

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  • In Cellars 176 (48%)
  • Consumed 188 (52%)

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