Spicy, peppery, licorice, soil, earth, raspberry. High alcohol! Coating mouth feel. Viscous. Not my favorite Zin, but nice. — a month ago
Complex on the nose: cherry, pine needle, mint, orange rind, graphite
On the tongue: cherry, strawberry, Napa dust, plum maybe, cedar.
Super juicy! Not your typical pepper explosion or overly hot alcohol you see in Zin. Can’t wait to visit them in person! — 2 months ago
We visited V. Sattui for a random drop in since it was basically walking distance. The commercial vineyards aren’t typically our first choice. Out of the 8-10 different wines we tried, this was the only one we liked enough to purchase. Just opened our only bottle. On the nose: heavy vanilla, tobacco, anise, black pepper, strawberry, plum. On the tongue: vanilla, plum, smoke, cigar wrapper, strawberry, blackberry. Overall, heavy on the oak. The tannins pretty drying, but still acidity. Definitely has a lot of life left and would like to see it in 3-4 years. But a pleasant wine for the price and a good representation of RR Zin. — 3 months ago
Aromatic! Acid bomb.Petrol peach and lemon on the nose. Same on tongue. Lazy review! — a month ago
On the nose: crushed raspberries, floral bouquet, strawberries, cinnamon,
On the tongue: raspberry, graphite, pepper cinnamon, and spice.
Nice and approachable Zin. Just enough structure to clear a nice lean bison burger. — 2 months ago
This screams Napa Valley Cabernet. I’ve had multiple vintages throughout the years ranging from roughly ‘12-‘17. Drinking the ‘13 in 2020.
On the nose: blackberry, black currant, blueberry jam, vanilla, light cigar. On the tongue: black currant, blueberry, vanilla, toasty oak. Very ripe, almost syrupy fruits. A lot of oak and alcohol is noticeable. Tannins are definitely still present. Drinking well now but has a lot of life left. Extremely Reasonable on the price for Napa Cab. — 2 months ago
Sean had this a month ago
For some reason I love Ridge Zins with a grilled burger. Difficult to describe the notes in this wine.
On the nose: black pepper, blackberry, anise, menthol, floral, slight blueberry and....cherry cola? On the tongue: blackberry, cherry, baking spice, tobacco on the finish. Grippy tannins at first but mellows out extremely fast. Petite sirah cuts through burger fat nicely. Another nice Zin blend from Ridge. — a month ago
Fantastic. On the nose: blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, cedar, cigar, menthol. On the tongue: blueberry, blackberry, cedar, smoke. This wine evolved substantially from open to an hour decant. Good balance on the structure. Raw and refined at the same time. Nice pairing on a rainy night with a filet au poivre. — 3 months ago