2012 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Pagani Ranch
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.1%
Price at time of purchase: $38.00 (winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 90% Zin, 9% Alicante, 1% Mataro

This low-alcohol Zin is silky smooth and displays classic Zin fruit. The wine is (atypically) almost totally Zinfandel in 2012, and shows attractive dark cherry and plum fruit along with a core of slightly floral, nicely spicy oak notes. Nicely layered berry fruit, extremely easy going down, but soft and, at this point, slightly lacking the stuffing of the better vintages. - HK 2016-05-22

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