Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Zinfandel

9.0591 ratings
9.174 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
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.

Jun 14th, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.3

Amazing what 2 years does. Much more elegant and even tempered. Tannins well integrated, pronounced American Oak, dried raspberry, dried cherry. Acidity toes the whole palate together. Remarkable as always.

Amazing what 2 years does. Much more elegant and even tempered. Tannins well integrated, pronounced American Oak, dried raspberry, dried cherry. Acidity toes the whole palate together. Remarkable as always.

Jan 11th, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Showing very well

Showing very well

Nov 15th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.4

This is some beautiful stuff. Medium body, so even keeled, old world, newish oak and terroir and acid. Tremendous for it's youth.

This is some beautiful stuff. Medium body, so even keeled, old world, newish oak and terroir and acid. Tremendous for it's youth.

Oct 27th, 2017
Kenny Baldridge

Perennial favorite!

Perennial favorite!

Oct 19th, 2017
Lyn Farmer

100% Zin. Rich with plum, mocha and blackberry notes. Classic style of Zin with high alcohol but enough fruit and acidity to keep from going over the top

100% Zin. Rich with plum, mocha and blackberry notes. Classic style of Zin with high alcohol but enough fruit and acidity to keep from going over the top

Jul 18th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Sweet berry fruit, forward nose but mild and delicate palate, pleasant frut driven finish.

Sweet berry fruit, forward nose but mild and delicate palate, pleasant frut driven finish.

6 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2014
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
Will Stanley

Every wine from Ridge I've had has been as excellent as this one. Superb clarity and strength - one for the cellar.

Every wine from Ridge I've had has been as excellent as this one. Superb clarity and strength - one for the cellar.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Carly Streeter

I can always count on ridge for a successful bottle. Love it!!!!! Peppery and oaky

I can always count on ridge for a successful bottle. Love it!!!!! Peppery and oaky

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014