1997 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Pagani Ranch
Sonoma Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.6%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Still available in some markets)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 88% Zin, 7% Mataro, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante

BIg, briary, earthy, spicy wine with aromas and flavor of blackberry liqueur and pepper. Delicious and warm-blooded, but perhaps lacking a little in the finesse/power balance that our very favorite Zins have. Stared down a pepperoni pizza without backing off an inch. - WB Team 2000-08-05

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