Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.1119 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
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
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.1

My kind of wine. Heady and complex with a lot of personality.

My kind of wine. Heady and complex with a lot of personality.

Oct 27th, 2014
Farrah Felten-Jolley

VP Sales and Marketing Klinker Brick Winery

8.8

Nice well rounded Zinfandel

Nice well rounded Zinfandel

Sep 5th, 2014
Scott Melvin

One of California's most elegant zinfandels comes from this vineyard by way of this winemaker.

One of California's most elegant zinfandels comes from this vineyard by way of this winemaker.

Mar 1st, 2019
Praz Patcha

Delicious

Delicious

Feb 22nd, 2016
Jon Ruyle

Surprisingly structured. Dark fruit and a long earthy finish. This is good stuff.

Surprisingly structured. Dark fruit and a long earthy finish. This is good stuff.

Dec 22nd, 2015
John Broilo

Fruit forward and delicious. Bright red cherries, tobacco, some pear, and hibiscus on the nose. Lucious minerality and soft tannins beside big fruit in form of red apple and brisk cherry. Seems less complex and more substantial than Ridge's other vineyard selections. I do like it- just not as much as Lytton Springs or East Bench.

Fruit forward and delicious. Bright red cherries, tobacco, some pear, and hibiscus on the nose. Lucious minerality and soft tannins beside big fruit in form of red apple and brisk cherry. Seems less complex and more substantial than Ridge's other vineyard selections. I do like it- just not as much as Lytton Springs or East Bench.

Nov 15th, 2015
Joel Armijo

Partial to Ridge's Zinfadels, in particular the Lyton Springs and Pagani Ranch which can be a bit overwhelming for some given its higher alcohol content. Paso Robles seems more accessible but would have to drink again as first bottle rather than fourth of night to get a better assessment.

Partial to Ridge's Zinfadels, in particular the Lyton Springs and Pagani Ranch which can be a bit overwhelming for some given its higher alcohol content. Paso Robles seems more accessible but would have to drink again as first bottle rather than fourth of night to get a better assessment.

Sep 6th, 2015
patrick lorian

Much more pleasant on opening. Within 1hr, oak crept into profile ... progressively ... more and more.

Much more pleasant on opening. Within 1hr, oak crept into profile ... progressively ... more and more.

Sep 6th, 2015