2008 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 10 mins-2 hrs. Super small amount of sed in the dregs. Vibrant nose and relatively balanced early on but picked up some overt tartness after lounging in the decanter for an hour. Medium body. Decent showing and maybe has 3-4 more years at this level before dropping down another notch. 9.23.23. — 5 days ago
Another great Ridge. There is a bit of v/a - brettanomyces on the nose but the palate is solid. 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Syrah, 2% Mataro & 1% Alicante Bouschet. This blend changes year to year but, the quantity is always solid. Once again, I’ve been at this a long time, but I have never opened a bad bottle of Ridge.
Ripe, juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, boysenberries, raspberries over that hover over the top. Touch a black pepper, dry crushed rocks, volcanic limestone minerals, dark, rich soils, pine tar, melted, dark chocolate, caramel notes, vanillin, some black tar, notes of herbaceousiness, moist clay, violet for days, some lavender, amazing acidity with a well balanced, smooth structure/tension and a beautiful finish that lasts a full minute.
Happy Labor Day weekend! — a month ago
This wine was exquisite. Divine and restrained. Farm and earth with red berries yet refined. — 13 days ago
Deep Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, floral notes and spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with cacao, floral, espresso and cinnamon spice. Full-bodied, fine tannins, medium finish ending with fruit, spice and an earthy character. — a month ago
Blend of 83% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante and 4% other reds, deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry with cinnamon spice. Fine lively tannins, vivid acidity, nice balance, medium+ finish ending with a fruit character and slight notice of alcohol. Good value! Drink now! — 4 days ago