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Whoa. Balsamic, smoke, salt, light tannin and dead acidity. Quite good and well aged. — a month ago
Harder than other wines in the line up. Enormous structure and hard youth, roasting pig and bacon, hot chili pepper, some humming acid and quite assertive tannin. Although 20 plus years old, some of the youngest vines in Ridge’s portfolio and showing their ruggedness. Great, rustic, ballsy. — 2 months ago
Whoa what what? Hold the phone. Gosh. This was the best wine from the spring ridge vineyards shipment. Ripe raspberry, forest floor, subtle spice, pencil lead. The tannins aren’t the stick-to-your-teeth type, but definitely present. It’s amazing their ability to get such lively acidity out of Zinfandel, though I’m sure the Carignan helps. Slight new oak influence on the finish, but much less so than other wines from this producer. Gorgeous.
— a month ago
Generous, luscious butter and oak up front. Butterscotch, creek brûlée. This is followed by punching mineralogy, abrasive earth and pepper. Truly unique and an example of unity between contrasting styles. — 2 months ago