Grape Variety: Zinfandel blend- 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Dry Creek valley; Sonoma County, California.
Price: $31.50 (with a Ridge club discount)
Purchased From: Ridge Vineyards; Healdsburg, California..
Paired With: Tamale pie and cabbage salad.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, very dark ruby color with a lighter rim. Fresh boysenberry fruit, sweet tobacco and cinnamon aromas. Very smooth entry, slightly spicy and intense mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Powerful mix of red and dark fruit flavors with just a touch of anise. Plenty of edgy acidity, well integrated smooth tannins that slowly grew through the long bitter finish and was filled with fruit, tar and tobacco tastes. WOW, what a sumptuous and captivating Zinfandel. Very unlike a traditional Zinfandel with it silken, fruity and infatuating character. Definitely not “bone-dry”, but we both thought it was OUTSTANDING Zinfandel.
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Alcohol Content: 14.9%
Closure: 50mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 44442 82000 9
Imported by: Not applicable.