Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.1546 ratings
9.053 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

A bit too hot for me. Big jammy fruit, high in alcohol.

A bit too hot for me. Big jammy fruit, high in alcohol.

Jul 16th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Nice acid for such a warm climate zin. Sturdy, grippy and robust with fresh acid. 3% Water addition keeps this lovely zin under 16%.

Nice acid for such a warm climate zin. Sturdy, grippy and robust with fresh acid. 3% Water addition keeps this lovely zin under 16%.

Apr 5th, 2019
Renato Hoyle

Juicy

Juicy

Mar 30th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

Elegant and quite pretty for this producer. Graham cracker, sweet oak, touch of fruit with fennel, anise, forest floor, modest but firm tannin and acid.

Elegant and quite pretty for this producer. Graham cracker, sweet oak, touch of fruit with fennel, anise, forest floor, modest but firm tannin and acid.

Jun 14th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

This is good stuff. Reminds me of some Turley bottlings, in Tegan’s style. Vibrant red fruit on the nose, a hint of mint, dried figs, tinged earth and brown sugar. The palate has some crunchy red raspberry fruit, dried florals, vibrant acidity. Needs some air, but when it opens up, she sings. This is the kind of zin I like - well balanced, not overtly jammy, but with the personality and fruit to lure you in for more.

This is good stuff. Reminds me of some Turley bottlings, in Tegan’s style. Vibrant red fruit on the nose, a hint of mint, dried figs, tinged earth and brown sugar. The palate has some crunchy red raspberry fruit, dried florals, vibrant acidity. Needs some air, but when it opens up, she sings. This is the kind of zin I like - well balanced, not overtly jammy, but with the personality and fruit to lure you in for more.

May 29th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

History begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor in San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is 100% Zin! Deep red almost purple. Aromas of cherry fruit and unmistakable Zin spice! In the palate, blackberry and cherry flavors with peppery herb spice integrated with dusty tannins. Lively acidity shows up in the medium finish ending with a big fruit finish. Nice!

History begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor in San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is 100% Zin! Deep red almost purple. Aromas of cherry fruit and unmistakable Zin spice! In the palate, blackberry and cherry flavors with peppery herb spice integrated with dusty tannins. Lively acidity shows up in the medium finish ending with a big fruit finish. Nice!

Apr 24th, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Berry juice

Berry juice

Aug 3rd, 2017
JDR
9.0

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

2 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Caleb Mosley

Delicious, classic Paso Robles. Dried stone fruit, especially apricot and a touch of metallic tannins. Complex all around.

Delicious, classic Paso Robles. Dried stone fruit, especially apricot and a touch of metallic tannins. Complex all around.

2 people found it helpfulMar 5th, 2014
Tim Schroeder

Blackberry and brown sugar, a little tar and a little tannin.

Blackberry and brown sugar, a little tar and a little tannin.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2014