Ridge Vineyards

Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.0190 ratings
8.926 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
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
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Soft fruit, very modest and balanced. Subtle flavors on all sides of the tongue. The least brooding and seemingly age worthy of the new Ridges I've had recently.

Soft fruit, very modest and balanced. Subtle flavors on all sides of the tongue. The least brooding and seemingly age worthy of the new Ridges I've had recently.

Nov 11th, 2016
Michael Retter

Violet notes with some spice. Smooth and consistent over the few hours we had it decanted.

Violet notes with some spice. Smooth and consistent over the few hours we had it decanted.

Oct 9th, 2016
Mike Steffel

Plums, figs and other blue fruits.

Plums, figs and other blue fruits.

Jul 7th, 2016
Renato Hoyle

Dry, tannic

Dry, tannic

Apr 2nd, 2016