2001 Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys
Sonoma County, California
 
WB Rating: 87

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.4%
Price at time of purchase: $17.99 (Whole Foods)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 50% Zin, 15% Petite Sirah, 15% Carignane, 11% Mataro, 9% Grenache

This "low-end" (for Ridge) red was a nice surprise. Ripe red fruits (cherry, raspberry) and an attractive floral note were found in this a medium-bodied, flavorful wine. Though not long or complex, this wine had satisfying richness. It's a welcome addition to the Ridge lineup. - WB Exec Team 2003-11-15

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[OW Holmes  2004-08-05] Sorry. I love Ridge. And as a rhone lover was prepared to love this one with nice quantities of rhone style grapes plus zin. Good floral nose to go with the blackberries, but there was a bitteness that I could not ignore. It hit me immediately, and now, an hour and a half later, I am tempted to pour out the remains of the bottle. Back to Geyserville and Lytton Springs for me, or Monte Bello.  User Rating: 80.
 
[keelaay  2004-05-15] Ditto to the Bork review. A real surprise. Better in both ultimate terms and value to this year\'s Sonoma Station.  User Rating: 88.