Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

8.935 ratings
9.03 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
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
Matt Sterr

Great with BBQ 🍖

Great with BBQ 🍖

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2019
ESF
8.9

Not sure if Draper is still making these wines, but Ridge has been so consistent & solid over the years... and this affordable kitchen sink blend is delicious: dark & rich, big extraction here w/mouth coating tannins and gobs of brambly red & black berry fruit. Def some oak in this bad boy, hi ABV as well. Bit unruly right now - probably needs a nap for a few years.

Not sure if Draper is still making these wines, but Ridge has been so consistent & solid over the years... and this affordable kitchen sink blend is delicious: dark & rich, big extraction here w/mouth coating tannins and gobs of brambly red & black berry fruit. Def some oak in this bad boy, hi ABV as well. Bit unruly right now - probably needs a nap for a few years.

Feb 24th, 2021
Brett Vanderbrook

Compared to Napa or Paso, this is as about as “restrained” as Zin gets. I think I would definitely still peg it as New World, but it isn’t the alcoholic fruit bomb Zinfandel can be. Earthy and woody, with black fruit and just the right amount of tannins to be a decent food wine. We paired it with linguine and marinara with turkey meatballs.

Compared to Napa or Paso, this is as about as “restrained” as Zin gets. I think I would definitely still peg it as New World, but it isn’t the alcoholic fruit bomb Zinfandel can be. Earthy and woody, with black fruit and just the right amount of tannins to be a decent food wine. We paired it with linguine and marinara with turkey meatballs.

Jun 30th, 2020
Henry Fuseler

5/2020. Nice Zin blend. Full of flavor that feels good on the palate.

5/2020. Nice Zin blend. Full of flavor that feels good on the palate.

May 28th, 2020
Adam Beasley

Has that distinct Ridge structure and flavor profile. Amazing value, and perfect will grilled food.

Has that distinct Ridge structure and flavor profile. Amazing value, and perfect will grilled food.

Apr 18th, 2020
Steve Rura

Consistently solid mid-range red. 2017 vintage still strong.

Consistently solid mid-range red. 2017 vintage still strong.

Apr 16th, 2020
A. R.
8.8

Better on day 2. On the nose, dried herbs, dark red fruit, wet rock. In the mouth, red fruit, thyme, minerals, oak. Bright acid,
Moderate tannins, medium finish.

Better on day 2. On the nose, dried herbs, dark red fruit, wet rock. In the mouth, red fruit, thyme, minerals, oak. Bright acid,
Moderate tannins, medium finish.

Mar 21st, 2020
Michael Hennings

Notes of plum, a little raspberry, slightly tannic, slight earth. Overall a delightful wine.

Notes of plum, a little raspberry, slightly tannic, slight earth. Overall a delightful wine.

Mar 9th, 2020