Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.037 ratings
9.24 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
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

Harder than other wines in the line up. Enormous structure and hard youth, roasting pig and bacon, hot chili pepper, some humming acid and quite assertive tannin. Although 20 plus years old, some of the youngest vines in Ridge’s portfolio and showing their ruggedness. Great, rustic, ballsy.

Harder than other wines in the line up. Enormous structure and hard youth, roasting pig and bacon, hot chili pepper, some humming acid and quite assertive tannin. Although 20 plus years old, some of the youngest vines in Ridge’s portfolio and showing their ruggedness. Great, rustic, ballsy.

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2018
Charlie Tapp

Dark fruit and underbrush. A little thin. Needs time.

Dark fruit and underbrush. A little thin. Needs time.

Jan 19th, 2021
Steve Mitchell

Nice peppery Zinfandel. At a very reasonable price.

Nice peppery Zinfandel. At a very reasonable price.

Jul 12th, 2020
William Paley

pungent fruit and licorice root on the opener....big heat, lotsa topspin, and a ringing sensation on the finish. Fun stuff.

pungent fruit and licorice root on the opener....big heat, lotsa topspin, and a ringing sensation on the finish. Fun stuff.

Oct 27th, 2019
Jordan Franceschini

Less oak. More finesse. Ridge needs to get back to this style. Hope.

Less oak. More finesse. Ridge needs to get back to this style. Hope.

Oct 12th, 2019
Aden Hepburn

Beautiful fruity Zinfandel. Very fresh.

Beautiful fruity Zinfandel. Very fresh.

Apr 28th, 2019
Teresa S

Everything great about a zin and none of the bad. Fruity spicy peppery balanced just delightful.

Everything great about a zin and none of the bad. Fruity spicy peppery balanced just delightful.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Neal Ferry

Better than the 15

Better than the 15

Oct 10th, 2018
Ryan Vento

Solid 👊🏻 and delicious with meat lovers pizza.

Solid 👊🏻 and delicious with meat lovers pizza.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Henry Fuseler

A nice zin. Good flavor and finish. 3/18

A nice zin. Good flavor and finish. 3/18

Apr 1st, 2018