Ridge Vineyards

Demostene Ranch Zinfandel Carignane

9.011 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Carignane
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
Tom Casagrande

Although this is 50/50, the Carignane force is strong in this one. That classic, earthy sour plummy fruit takes the lead, with a noticeable note of American oak. In the mouth, it’s got the buoyancy of the Carignane and terrific fruit density. Dry, nice acid balance, little tannin. I like this a lot.

Although this is 50/50, the Carignane force is strong in this one. That classic, earthy sour plummy fruit takes the lead, with a noticeable note of American oak. In the mouth, it’s got the buoyancy of the Carignane and terrific fruit density. Dry, nice acid balance, little tannin. I like this a lot.

Apr 15th, 2021
Tobin Trevarthen

Didn’t stand out in the tasting. Interesting blend. The Carignane did soften and add some perfume to the equation. Short finish.

Didn’t stand out in the tasting. Interesting blend. The Carignane did soften and add some perfume to the equation. Short finish.

Jul 16th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.6

Though it’s equal parts Carignan and Zin, the Carignan is so dominant on the palate. Oak and sweet vanilla on the nose, juicy red fruit in the front with cherry and underripe plum, mid palate shows medium acidity and slight petrol, finish is a little lacking.

Though it’s equal parts Carignan and Zin, the Carignan is so dominant on the palate. Oak and sweet vanilla on the nose, juicy red fruit in the front with cherry and underripe plum, mid palate shows medium acidity and slight petrol, finish is a little lacking.

Mar 7th, 2019
Rich Bluth

Let this one sit a year or so. Opened up over time, carignane dominates. Only 13%, good food wine.

Let this one sit a year or so. Opened up over time, carignane dominates. Only 13%, good food wine.

Mar 12th, 2019
Jeremy Hicks

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Jul 11th, 2021
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Jul 5th, 2021
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Mar 20th, 2021
Dave Parker

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Mar 1st, 2021
Uli Klumpp

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Uli had this 10 months ago

Dec 1st, 2020