1998 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Dusi Ranch
Paso Robles, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $24.00 (ATP members)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 100% Zin

Big, soft, forward, mouth-filling wine. Nose and flavors of black cherry, vanilla, spice, chocolate. One WineBork identified an Almond Roca flavor; another Cherry Herring liqueur. This wine struck us as one that needs to be drunk very early since there was almost no detectable tannin at this point. Comments included "Drinkable this very minute" and "Almost too drinkable at this stage". Excellent stuff, while lacking the grip of the best Zins. - WB Team 2000-07-11

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