Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

9.01942 ratings
8.9136 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignane
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Adam Kincaid

Round five of blind tasting and we all missed on this. I think a Zinfandel blend is cruel. I swore this was a Sonoma Cab… all those blended varieties proved tricky and the Zinfandel doesn’t stand out on its own. Dark ruby red with dark over ripened and jammy fruits. Smells hot. Also VANILLA. Say that five times. Has some nice bell pepper and green notes, some eucalyptus, balsamic, and a touch of mint. Low tannic levels, moderate acid and body. It’s delicious but tripped us up.

Round five of blind tasting and we all missed on this. I think a Zinfandel blend is cruel. I swore this was a Sonoma Cab… all those blended varieties proved tricky and the Zinfandel doesn’t stand out on its own. Dark ruby red with dark over ripened and jammy fruits. Smells hot. Also VANILLA. Say that five times. Has some nice bell pepper and green notes, some eucalyptus, balsamic, and a touch of mint. Low tannic levels, moderate acid and body. It’s delicious but tripped us up.

Jan 29th, 2023
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8.8

The 2019 Three Valleys is a supple, easygoing Zinfandel-based red to drink now and over the next few years, while the flavors remain bright and punchy. Bright floral accents perk up the red Zinfandel fruit nicely. The Three Valleys will make a great house pour. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022)

The 2019 Three Valleys is a supple, easygoing Zinfandel-based red to drink now and over the next few years, while the flavors remain bright and punchy. Bright floral accents perk up the red Zinfandel fruit nicely. The Three Valleys will make a great house pour. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022)

Jul 15th, 2022
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

@Austin Hohnke said it well. It’s good. Still too oaky for us, but a good vintage. Total Coppertone.

@Austin Hohnke said it well. It’s good. Still too oaky for us, but a good vintage. Total Coppertone.

Jun 2nd, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Juicy, brambly, and richly-fruited, with a healthy dose of American oak. At $25, totally slaps.

Juicy, brambly, and richly-fruited, with a healthy dose of American oak. At $25, totally slaps.

Apr 11th, 2020
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Delicious but a little too much American oak day 1. Day 2 should be better.

Delicious but a little too much American oak day 1. Day 2 should be better.

Mar 18th, 2020
MaJ CappS

Always solid, never disappoints.

17’ shows a cedar nose,
And the first hint of blackberry, tarragon, eucalyptus. The second hint, which is eucalyptus, comes in strong and stays for quite awhile, mingled with a bit of coffee and Woody tannins.
Really needs at least 5 years, especially with these last few hot years in the valley..

Always solid, never disappoints.

17’ shows a cedar nose,
And the first hint of blackberry, tarragon, eucalyptus. The second hint, which is eucalyptus, comes in strong and stays for quite awhile, mingled with a bit of coffee and Woody tannins.
Really needs at least 5 years, especially with these last few hot years in the valley..

Jan 11th, 2020
Riccardo L.

Such a nice blend of sugar and spice. And so so nice.

Such a nice blend of sugar and spice. And so so nice.

Apr 29th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

🔥

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Feb 12th, 2019
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

Young, untamed, and hopeful. Like me in the 90's only age worthy.

Young, untamed, and hopeful. Like me in the 90's only age worthy.

8 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2012
Scott Barton

Awesome as always! Not overly extracted with good fruit showing through on the nose and palette with a hint of earth and minerality. One of our favorite go-to wines that is consistently good. :-)

Awesome as always! Not overly extracted with good fruit showing through on the nose and palette with a hint of earth and minerality. One of our favorite go-to wines that is consistently good. :-)

7 people found it helpfulAug 20th, 2014