Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.033 ratings
9.03 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
Renato Hoyle

Berry juice

Berry juice

Aug 3rd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, big, bright, jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, big blue fruit presence, poached plums and strawberries, soft & light baking spices with dark fresh florals. Nice ripe, round jammy fruits that mirror the nose. M tannins, nice spices, violets, dark florals, crushed dry rocks, understated baking spices, bramble & light herbaceous notes. The finish is fresh & ripe fruits, ligth earth and mouth dripping natural acidity. Nice Zin that is drinking well now. Vineyard planted 1921. Photos of another one of their vineyards and estate grounds. 15 months in barrel. 20% new oak. 80% 1-6 year old barrels.

On the nose, big, bright, jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, big blue fruit presence, poached plums and strawberries, soft & light baking spices with dark fresh florals. Nice ripe, round jammy fruits that mirror the nose. M tannins, nice spices, violets, dark florals, crushed dry rocks, understated baking spices, bramble & light herbaceous notes. The finish is fresh & ripe fruits, ligth earth and mouth dripping natural acidity. Nice Zin that is drinking well now. Vineyard planted 1921. Photos of another one of their vineyards and estate grounds. 15 months in barrel. 20% new oak. 80% 1-6 year old barrels.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Tyler Felous

Really liked this

Really liked this

Oct 21st, 2020
Peter Handel

So good - excellent complexity, nice nose, really enjoyable

So good - excellent complexity, nice nose, really enjoyable

Feb 23rd, 2018
Peter Handel

So nice!

So nice!

Feb 10th, 2018
Mark Seeber

This needs to breathe...a lot. Probably didn’t need to open this quite yet but nevertheless I did. This zin is quite ripe and coats the tongue more than any other Ridge zin I have enjoyed. I’d wait for at least five years before opening another bottle. This wine needs bold, cold weather comfort food. Chile Colorado, Red beans and Rice, Frito Pie with lots of BBQ sauce, empanadas with a fair amount of spice. A unique wine that is probably more assertive than most in the Ridge lineup but well done.

This needs to breathe...a lot. Probably didn’t need to open this quite yet but nevertheless I did. This zin is quite ripe and coats the tongue more than any other Ridge zin I have enjoyed. I’d wait for at least five years before opening another bottle. This wine needs bold, cold weather comfort food. Chile Colorado, Red beans and Rice, Frito Pie with lots of BBQ sauce, empanadas with a fair amount of spice. A unique wine that is probably more assertive than most in the Ridge lineup but well done.

Jan 25th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Chocolate, spice, and prune. Disjointed. I don't doubt this will come together in 10 years. I'll lose my others in the back of the cellar.

Chocolate, spice, and prune. Disjointed. I don't doubt this will come together in 10 years. I'll lose my others in the back of the cellar.

Dec 11th, 2017
Tyler Strand

Super sweet and jammy

Super sweet and jammy

Dec 10th, 2017
Ian Hackett

😍

😍

May 16th, 2017
Irina Ridley

Chatting with Alla, drinking wine

Chatting with Alla, drinking wine

May 3rd, 2017