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Ridge Blasi Zinfandel 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Zinfandel that was a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Ridge Vineyards; Healdsburg, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel and 3% Petite Sirah

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Metcalfe Vineyard; Chalk Hill; Sonoma county, California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $32.40 (with a club membership)

Purchased From: Ridge Vineyards; Healdsburg, California.

Paired With: Grilled swiss cheese sandwich and roasted tomato soup.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slight touch of purple at the rim. Fruity blackberry and a touch of nutmeg and discontinuous musty, almost sweet oak aromas. Smooth, soft yet vivacious mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 150-grit texture. Blackberry, boysenberry, raspberry and a steady thread of sweet spicy flavors. Abundant, but certainly not overwhelming bright acidity, very fine grained tannins and a long boysenberry and peppery spice tasting finish that had just a touch of tannin grip and sweet chocolate. WOW, A LIGHTER ZINFANDEL that’s filled with fruit flavors, fresh and well balanced. Definitely not a traditional California Zinfandel. We drink a lot of Zinfandel and this lighter style, that’s more like Italian Primitivo, is really captivating and should fit into all wine drinkers repertoire of grape varieties. This delicious Ridge Blasi made our humble Saturday night dinner memorable. We called it OUTSTANDING Zinfandel that was a FANTASTIC value.

Gary Blasi in the Metcalfe Vineyard he has been farming for over 40 years
Photo from Ridge Vineyards.

Comments: Learn more about Ridge Vineyards and their wines.

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Alcohol Content: 14.8%

Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 44442 79500 0

Imported by: Not applicable.