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First day: Spritzy, slightly effervescent, wonky and unfocused.
Third day: Great value! Acidity and off-putting frizzante has dissipated. Now it's all fruit, spice, and everything nice. — 4 days ago
The most generously fruity of Ridge Zins. Black berry and stewed fruit in the front, young and opulent at first compared to their other wines. More resolved and firm in the back with a near perfect juxtaposition of acidity and tannin. White pepper in the finish. A bit hot and jumpy at this time. Great potential but needs some softening time still. — 22 days ago
Slight oxidation. All strawberries and cream on the palate. And mold. — 7 days ago
Dried herbs, smoke, touch of sweet oak, generous fruit, pencil lead, slate, acidity and chalky tannin. Bigger, denser than the Ponzo. Gorgeous, elevated, ruminative, contemplative. — 17 days ago
Still drinking beautifully, but definitely last peak. Tannins mostly resolved with dried pomegranate, raspberry. Dehydrated red fruit. Acid is unfocused at this stage, bouncing from here to there. Considerably more lively with pork tenderloin. A magnificent pairing. — 13 days ago
Perfect harmony between acid, tannin, and fruit. Dried red fruits up front before anise, pencil lead, papery tannin dominate the mid palate. The finish is sweet vanilla cream for.an instant before a more focused, subtle earth comes about. Less overtly woody than many Ridge Zins. Restraint and terroir focus typical of this producer. — 23 days ago