Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.189 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, 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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Overripe cranberry, red cherry and peach yogurt goodness. Slight heat on the finish.

Overripe cranberry, red cherry and peach yogurt goodness. Slight heat on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

I usually don’t love drinking Zinfandel but Ridge’s Zin is so good! Impressive to see it evolves in glass.

I usually don’t love drinking Zinfandel but Ridge’s Zin is so good! Impressive to see it evolves in glass.

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2017
Alex Trobough

Excellent wine - especially when paired with grilled beef tenderloin, caramelized onion and potato cake and sautéed asparagus. Dense but light at the same time - ripe berry, oak, bittersweet chocolate and black pepper. Lingers on the palate. Yet another fantastic Ridge wine

Excellent wine - especially when paired with grilled beef tenderloin, caramelized onion and potato cake and sautéed asparagus. Dense but light at the same time - ripe berry, oak, bittersweet chocolate and black pepper. Lingers on the palate. Yet another fantastic Ridge wine

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2016
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Tasty Zin with lush fruit and not too overt American Oak. Ridge doesn't disappoint #ridgevineyards

Tasty Zin with lush fruit and not too overt American Oak. Ridge doesn't disappoint #ridgevineyards

Oct 19th, 2016
Lee Lightfoot

Drought year really evident in the concentration. Very turley like.

Drought year really evident in the concentration. Very turley like.

Jun 4th, 2016
Andrea Watt

Dry with cherry, oak, and violet. Wish it was a little softer, but very rich. Better with food.

Dry with cherry, oak, and violet. Wish it was a little softer, but very rich. Better with food.

Mar 1st, 2019
Andy Demaree

Solid, uncomplicated zinfandel. This cuvée is consistently better than the Three Valleys but less impressive and age-worthy than the Lytton Springs and Geyserville bottling. A mid-week wine at a fair price.

Solid, uncomplicated zinfandel. This cuvée is consistently better than the Three Valleys but less impressive and age-worthy than the Lytton Springs and Geyserville bottling. A mid-week wine at a fair price.

Jun 20th, 2018
Alex Trobough

Always solid

Always solid

Jun 13th, 2017
Gigi Pan

Zinfandel paring with Middle East food. It's very decent.

Zinfandel paring with Middle East food. It's very decent.

Jun 10th, 2017
Matthew Sabato

One of wines served at last Obama state dinner. 👌🏻

One of wines served at last Obama state dinner. 👌🏻

Jun 10th, 2017