Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.013 ratings
9.12 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
Fredrik Finn

Intense and dense but vivid aromas of strawberries, raspberry toffee, bramble, roses, Pronounced savoury and earthy spice character of cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet vanilla note that brings a balanced complexity.
Palate is dry, medium acidity and Medium fruity tannins, soft and approachable but still it provides a solid framework that guards the palate, well integrated alcohol in a full body with a sweet and ripe, toffee like red fruit, profile that remain its nerve and tension and is far from feeling heavy. A dimensional complexity of vanilla and spice brings nuance a cross the mid palate through a solid finish that falls a tad short from the major league.

Intense and dense but vivid aromas of strawberries, raspberry toffee, bramble, roses, Pronounced savoury and earthy spice character of cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet vanilla note that brings a balanced complexity.
Palate is dry, medium acidity and Medium fruity tannins, soft and approachable but still it provides a solid framework that guards the palate, well integrated alcohol in a full body with a sweet and ripe, toffee like red fruit, profile that remain its nerve and tension and is far from feeling heavy. A dimensional complexity of vanilla and spice brings nuance a cross the mid palate through a solid finish that falls a tad short from the major league.

Jan 4th, 2022
Scott Petrus

Rock solid

Rock solid

Dec 13th, 2021
Jon Ebsworth

Lovely Zinfandel, balanced, plumy fruit, a vanilla lick from the controlled use of oak.

Lovely Zinfandel, balanced, plumy fruit, a vanilla lick from the controlled use of oak.

Nov 4th, 2021
Mark Harrison

Balanced with mild tannin. Raspberry, coco and earthy bark.

Balanced with mild tannin. Raspberry, coco and earthy bark.

Sep 18th, 2021
Rhonely Boy

Good. 9.0-9.1
Enjoy now.

Picked up a a few diff Zins to explore the very nice Zin portfolio, last time at Montebello.

Good. 9.0-9.1
Enjoy now.

Picked up a a few diff Zins to explore the very nice Zin portfolio, last time at Montebello.

Jul 9th, 2021
Perry Riddle

Perry had this 6 months ago

Perry had this 6 months ago

Jul 8th, 2021
J Kuo
8.8

J had this 2 months ago

J had this 2 months ago

Nov 26th, 2021
Mike Sullivan

Mike had this 4 months ago

Mike had this 4 months ago

Sep 20th, 2021
P Plusquellec

P had this 4 months ago

P had this 4 months ago

Sep 12th, 2021
Mona Wong

Mona had this 9 months ago

Mona had this 9 months ago

Apr 9th, 2021