Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.122 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

History begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor in San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Blend of 84% Zinfandel, 9% Alicante Bouschet, 7% Petite, aromas of jammy red/black fruits and loads of complex spice. The palate shows flavors of sweet plum and cherry with pepper, smoke, tobacco and herbs. Fine tannins on the grainy side, well balanced long ending with earthy oak.

History begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor in San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Blend of 84% Zinfandel, 9% Alicante Bouschet, 7% Petite, aromas of jammy red/black fruits and loads of complex spice. The palate shows flavors of sweet plum and cherry with pepper, smoke, tobacco and herbs. Fine tannins on the grainy side, well balanced long ending with earthy oak.

Sep 3rd, 2022
Neil Valenzuela

Previous notes apply. What a great wine!

Previous notes apply. What a great wine!

Dec 30th, 2022
Stephen Redenbaugh

My, my! I buy this wine every year… this just might be the best I’ve tasted. Dark, midnight inky purple. Whiff of new wood with ripe juicy blackberry… viscous, oily, weighted mouth-feel. Sweet, balanced, mouthwatering with an intensity that brings a huge idiotic grin to my face that has lingered long after the wine was gone. Way, way too young… but one of the huge reasons I adore American Zinfandel is that you can drink it anytime. Marvelous bargain!

My, my! I buy this wine every year… this just might be the best I’ve tasted. Dark, midnight inky purple. Whiff of new wood with ripe juicy blackberry… viscous, oily, weighted mouth-feel. Sweet, balanced, mouthwatering with an intensity that brings a huge idiotic grin to my face that has lingered long after the wine was gone. Way, way too young… but one of the huge reasons I adore American Zinfandel is that you can drink it anytime. Marvelous bargain!

Oct 17th, 2022
Mike Beltran

Up front this is my favorite vineyard from Ridge for Zinfandel. Wonderful rush of mixed dark berry fruits and it gets better with a good decant. Medium full body and solid tannins that will allow for good cellar life. Pagani is the leader in the Ridge line of vineyard designated Zinfandel. Stellar wine and producer. 🍷🍷🍷

Up front this is my favorite vineyard from Ridge for Zinfandel. Wonderful rush of mixed dark berry fruits and it gets better with a good decant. Medium full body and solid tannins that will allow for good cellar life. Pagani is the leader in the Ridge line of vineyard designated Zinfandel. Stellar wine and producer. 🍷🍷🍷

Apr 19th, 2022
Turd Ferguson

Really tasty per usual for Ridge. Good density. Brighter than expected! Plenty of acid. Still wound tight needs lots of air or a few more years in the cellar. Pair with T-bone steak 🥩

Really tasty per usual for Ridge. Good density. Brighter than expected! Plenty of acid. Still wound tight needs lots of air or a few more years in the cellar. Pair with T-bone steak 🥩

Mar 30th, 2022
Neil Valenzuela

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blue and black fruit, licorice, dried stone fruit and herbs. Superb Zin! Boysenberry, white pepper and raspberry liquor.

🥇 95 Points - Jeff Dunnuck
🥇 95 Points -
@Dr. Owen Bargreen (2019 vintage)

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blue and black fruit, licorice, dried stone fruit and herbs. Superb Zin! Boysenberry, white pepper and raspberry liquor.

🥇 95 Points - Jeff Dunnuck
🥇 95 Points -
@Dr. Owen Bargreen (2019 vintage)

Nov 4th, 2021
Jordan Franceschini

Could have been classic if it were not for too much oak coming through.

Could have been classic if it were not for too much oak coming through.

Sep 7th, 2021
Martin Sher

Nice Zin spice - bright acidity.

Nice Zin spice - bright acidity.

May 11th, 2021
Joe Weinberger

I still think this needs more time in the bottle but still found this very enjoyable to drink over the course of the day. Lots of blackberry, baking spice, white pepper, and herbs.

I still think this needs more time in the bottle but still found this very enjoyable to drink over the course of the day. Lots of blackberry, baking spice, white pepper, and herbs.

May 1st, 2021
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Jan 5th, 2021