1999 Ridge Vineyards Mazzoni Home Ranch
Sonoma Valley, California
 
WB Rating: 86

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.7%
Price at time of purchase: $22.00 (Ridge ATP)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 50% Zin, 32% Carignane, 18% Petite Sirah

The overall quality of this wine was a controversial topic in our tasting group. Disappointingly thin to most of the tasters. "Thin" is overstating it, but overall this wine does not live up to the high expectations we always have of Ridge reds. This blend has some nice vanilla-bean, spice, and cherry flavors, as well as an earthy component, but just doesn't have enough grip to rank higher -- too low a Zin percentage? - WB Team 2001-05-25

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