2011 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel East Bench
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.6%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 100% Zinfandel

From a cool vintage, this is not a powerhouse, but it has the usual Ridge level of remarkable balance and grace. Deep dark cherry and berry fruit with attractive spice and a touch of smoke and floral notes. A bit leaner than would be the case in warmer years, a bit more tannic and a bit less voluptuous, yet all its parts are in harmony and it's an excellent food wine. Beautifully made Zin in a tough year. - HK 2015-03-15


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