Everett Ridge

Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021

Another great wine from this great, great producer. Aromatic with California ripeness yet fresh and lively. Raspberry, dark chocolate, dark cherry, herbs and spices. Great quality of fruit. Long finish. — 16 hours ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Ted
9.5

Superb glass of grape juice. Silky smooth. Outstanding!! — 15 days ago

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Three Finger Jack

East Side RIdge Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Caramel aroma. Sweet +. Black currant. Full + body. Tannic. 21 @5720, Pieroth, 240413 — 7 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel 2021

Excellent classic Zin from ridge! — 20 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2014

David T
9.2

A few things; I still have not opened a bad bottle of Ridge, not even a corked bottle & I’ve had a number of them. First time having this bottling. I don’t drink a lot of Zinfandel or Zinfandel blends but when I do, I prefer Ridge’s style.

96% Zinfandel & 4% Petite Sirah. Decanted 40 minutes.

Intense nose of; brambly blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, boysenberries and hints of blueberries, incense, soft black pepper, mid berry cola, black licorice, light barrel shavings, vanilla, melty, dark chocolate, caramel notes, dark spice, some; nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Liquid violets, lavender and red candid flowers.

The palate shows; round, lush & juicy fruits of; brambly blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, liqueured dark cherries. boysenberries, notes of poached strawberries and hints of blueberries. Incense, soft black pepper, mid berry cola, black licorice, light barrel shavings, vanilla, melty dark chocolate, caramel notes, dark spice with some heat, a little; nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, finely crushed rocks, dry top soil, dry twig, used iron pan notes, powdered minerals, liquid violets, lavender and red candid flowers, excellent round acidity, tall structure & fairly big tension, well balanced and nicely, layered, polished finish that lasts nearly 90 seconds.

Still a bit young to me. Better in 5-7 yrs and will drink well for another 5-7 after that. More new wood use here than I am used to in their Zin & Zin blends.

Paired nicely with my Allen Brothers burger.

Photos of; the drive up entry to Ridge’s tasting room hilltop above Cupertino, cellar barrel, Ponzo Vineyard fruit and their tasting terrace.
— 20 days ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

East Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Has entered a very lovely drinking window. — 17 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2021

A birthday gift from nice friends! Light and bouncy, strawberries, oak, a bit floral, gets juicier on the finish. Yay! 🎉 — a month ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Wonderful wine. One of my favorite vineyards. This is always a high quality wine. This one is still young but getting its legs. Vibrant and fresh if not yet rounded out. There is complexity that will only build. The length is good now but I know will be significantly longer in near term. Cherry. Fig. Eucalyptus. Loved this wine. Looking forward to sampling the next few I have over ensuing decade. — 21 days ago

Shay, Joseph and 18 others liked this
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When did you take delivery of this?
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Sorry. Just saw this: ordered in Aug ‘23. Picked up Jan ‘24

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1985

1985 vintage. Nice fill. Excellent cork. Decanted and tasted after 15 minutes thru the 1.5 hours it lasted. Very little sed. Plenty of color. Light-medium body but got bigger and more developed after 45 mins or so. Tobacco, earth and cedar in spades along with dark fruit. This has plenty of life remaining at a high level. Wonderful stuff. 3.24.24. — a month ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend 2017

What’s not to like about a Ridge 2017 Geyserville? — 14 days ago