This is the family friend you’ve been attached to all your life but recently realized is not in fact the wisest person you know. As in, you trust them. Some advice is stellar but you just realized that “I’ll love you forever” doesn’t make them the authority on...all. Though Ridge is close to being that. Bright red berries and tannins at least as high as fruit so new world to the core. Alcohol higher—this is obvi new world but the blending varieties make one remember how multiverse Zin is. The grape for all theories string or no. — a day ago
BBQ & Zin night!
The most decadent of the zins tonight. It was high octane without being overboard. It was full bodied without being flabby. Ripe black and blue fruits in the nose with sandalwood and a baked cherry pie & toasted oak finish. Light on the pepper/spice. Drinking great now with plenty of life ahead. — 18 days ago
First Benovia for me. Riper style zin, with some black pepper on the mid-palate, and showing a little alcoholic warmth in the finish. The label says 15.2% ABV, but I suspect it might be a little higher. Good, but it’s not going to join my regular rotation. — 11 days ago
BBQ & Zin night!
Intoxicating bouquet. Boysenberry, clove, baked mixed berry pie and roasted plum. Small hint of oak but it’s not dominant. Love the aromatics here. It’s powerful without being heavy. The palate shows ripe red, blue and black fruit with sandalwood and a gumminess...I know that’s odd, but the notes aren’t heavy enough to be purely fruit driven. Blackberry jam for just a touch at the finish and then it softens before becoming an overly jammy wine. Power and finesse here. Wonderful. — 18 days ago
To celebrate my 2000th post on Instagram here is a nicely aged Zinfandel from Sonoma.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Very soft nose of blueberries, sweet strawberries, cherries, vanilla, oak, vinaigrette, spices, chocolates and black pepper.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, black plums, red currants, wood, sweet raspberries, earth, light vegetables, leather, pencil lead, orange peel, spices and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with very soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Is a very nice Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Showing nice complexity with an elegant mouthfeel.
This 9 year old is drinking completely differently than the three-year-old that I had not too long ago.
More red fruits than black fruits, with some earth notes, vinaigrette and vegetables which were not there when fresh.
Not as tasty until fully open (90 minutes), so be patient and you will not regret it.
Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with T-bone steak and baked potatoes.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$25. — a month ago