Ridge Vineyards

Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.0199 ratings
8.929 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, 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

Elegant and quite pretty for this producer. Graham cracker, sweet oak, touch of fruit with fennel, anise, forest floor, modest but firm tannin and acid.

Elegant and quite pretty for this producer. Graham cracker, sweet oak, touch of fruit with fennel, anise, forest floor, modest but firm tannin and acid.

Jun 14th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

This is good stuff. Reminds me of some Turley bottlings, in Tegan’s style. Vibrant red fruit on the nose, a hint of mint, dried figs, tinged earth and brown sugar. The palate has some crunchy red raspberry fruit, dried florals, vibrant acidity. Needs some air, but when it opens up, she sings. This is the kind of zin I like - well balanced, not overtly jammy, but with the personality and fruit to lure you in for more.

This is good stuff. Reminds me of some Turley bottlings, in Tegan’s style. Vibrant red fruit on the nose, a hint of mint, dried figs, tinged earth and brown sugar. The palate has some crunchy red raspberry fruit, dried florals, vibrant acidity. Needs some air, but when it opens up, she sings. This is the kind of zin I like - well balanced, not overtly jammy, but with the personality and fruit to lure you in for more.

May 29th, 2018
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. This is 100% Zin! Deep red almost purple. Aromas of cherry fruit and unmistakable Zin spice! In the palate, blackberry and cherry flavors with peppery herb spice integrated with dusty tannins. Lively acidity shows up in the medium finish ending with a big fruit finish. Nice!

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. This is 100% Zin! Deep red almost purple. Aromas of cherry fruit and unmistakable Zin spice! In the palate, blackberry and cherry flavors with peppery herb spice integrated with dusty tannins. Lively acidity shows up in the medium finish ending with a big fruit finish. Nice!

Apr 24th, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Berry juice

Berry juice

Aug 3rd, 2017
John D'ell-Ross

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

2 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Limor Finkel

Whoever said Zinfandel doesn't age is a fool and needs to get on this train. Mike D for the win(e) again!

Whoever said Zinfandel doesn't age is a fool and needs to get on this train. Mike D for the win(e) again!

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2015
Wolfgang Weber

Older than me, and more radiant!

Older than me, and more radiant!

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2014
Bryant Bickel

Lovely inky dark currant, black raspberry, black olive. Licorice Ridge all day no complaints.

Lovely inky dark currant, black raspberry, black olive. Licorice Ridge all day no complaints.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2013
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, big, bright, jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, big blue fruit presence, poached plums and strawberries, soft & light baking spices with dark fresh florals. Nice ripe, round jammy fruits that mirror the nose. M tannins, nice spices, violets, dark florals, crushed dry rocks, understated baking spices, bramble & light herbaceous notes. The finish is fresh & ripe fruits, ligth earth and mouth dripping natural acidity. Nice Zin that is drinking well now. Vineyard planted 1921. Photos of another one of their vineyards and estate grounds. 15 months in barrel. 20% new oak. 80% 1-6 year old barrels.

On the nose, big, bright, jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, big blue fruit presence, poached plums and strawberries, soft & light baking spices with dark fresh florals. Nice ripe, round jammy fruits that mirror the nose. M tannins, nice spices, violets, dark florals, crushed dry rocks, understated baking spices, bramble & light herbaceous notes. The finish is fresh & ripe fruits, ligth earth and mouth dripping natural acidity. Nice Zin that is drinking well now. Vineyard planted 1921. Photos of another one of their vineyards and estate grounds. 15 months in barrel. 20% new oak. 80% 1-6 year old barrels.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Beau Carson

Definitely one of the better Zinfandels I've ever had, but am just confirming the fact that I don't enjoy that grape.

Definitely one of the better Zinfandels I've ever had, but am just confirming the fact that I don't enjoy that grape.

May 15th, 2017