Ridge Vineyards

Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel Blend

9.1121 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.4

Whoa what what? Hold the phone. Gosh. This was the best wine from the spring ridge vineyards shipment. Ripe raspberry, forest floor, subtle spice, pencil lead. The tannins aren’t the stick-to-your-teeth type, but definitely present. It’s amazing their ability to get such lively acidity out of Zinfandel, though I’m sure the Carignan helps. Slight new oak influence on the finish, but much less so than other wines from this producer. Gorgeous.

Whoa what what? Hold the phone. Gosh. This was the best wine from the spring ridge vineyards shipment. Ripe raspberry, forest floor, subtle spice, pencil lead. The tannins aren’t the stick-to-your-teeth type, but definitely present. It’s amazing their ability to get such lively acidity out of Zinfandel, though I’m sure the Carignan helps. Slight new oak influence on the finish, but much less so than other wines from this producer. Gorgeous.

Jul 6th, 2018
Martin Redmond

Inky black red color with complex, exuberant mixed black and red fruit, leather, violets and a hint of eucalyptus aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, focused, persistent and oh so fresh with seamless, well-integrated tannins, and a silky texture with black cherry, blackberry, with hints of black raspberry, and red plum flavors. Long finish. The 2006 vintage is singing right now!

Inky black red color with complex, exuberant mixed black and red fruit, leather, violets and a hint of eucalyptus aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, focused, persistent and oh so fresh with seamless, well-integrated tannins, and a silky texture with black cherry, blackberry, with hints of black raspberry, and red plum flavors. Long finish. The 2006 vintage is singing right now!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

At under 14% and with the perfect balance between wild fruit and mature savor, this is the kind of wine that makes me proud to be Californian. Wine growers of the golden state- may we have some more like this?

At under 14% and with the perfect balance between wild fruit and mature savor, this is the kind of wine that makes me proud to be Californian. Wine growers of the golden state- may we have some more like this?

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2013
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

On fire right now. This wine was rediculous

On fire right now. This wine was rediculous

Jun 13th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Blue fruit dominant leading into raspberries. Nice baking spices, rich minerals and earth. First check on the 07. Nice bottle evolution with another 5 years or so.

Blue fruit dominant leading into raspberries. Nice baking spices, rich minerals and earth. First check on the 07. Nice bottle evolution with another 5 years or so.

May 22nd, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.1

Most underrated wine in the Ridge lineup and always a great ager.

Most underrated wine in the Ridge lineup and always a great ager.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

Valentines day wine! 1999 Mazoni Home Ranch from ridge. Field blend of Zin, Carignane and Petite Sirah from 100 year+ old vines, the kind typical of Italian farmers in the nineteenth century north coast. It's pretty delicious today: extremely clean black cherry with a touch of peppery spice. The oak has faded into the fruit and gave it enough structure to keep this long... the nose was a touch old, but blew off after an hour.

Valentines day wine! 1999 Mazoni Home Ranch from ridge. Field blend of Zin, Carignane and Petite Sirah from 100 year+ old vines, the kind typical of Italian farmers in the nineteenth century north coast. It's pretty delicious today: extremely clean black cherry with a touch of peppery spice. The oak has faded into the fruit and gave it enough structure to keep this long... the nose was a touch old, but blew off after an hour.

Feb 15th, 2016
Robert McCall

Funky at first but blows off to reveal a classicly balanced Ridge zin dominant blend.. This one has held up well. Love Ridge and consistent as always.

Funky at first but blows off to reveal a classicly balanced Ridge zin dominant blend.. This one has held up well. Love Ridge and consistent as always.

Nov 7th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

8.9

If I win draft kings his week it will be all champagne and claret from here on out. This is pretty good for now.

If I win draft kings his week it will be all champagne and claret from here on out. This is pretty good for now.

Oct 4th, 2015
Katie B

ripe and derricious.

ripe and derricious.

Apr 12th, 2015