1994 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Alegria
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $14.00 (Library wine)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 84% Zin, 12% Alicante, 4% Petite Sirah

One of the WineBorks' favorite Zins -- they purchased several percent of its total production. Only a bottle or two left now, and a good thing. The wine, while still very good, seems a little past its peak and about 2 points lower on the WineBork scale. It still has nice earthy blackberry nose and flavors, but is leaner and less fruity and forward than in its youth -- starting the downward Zin spiral into angularity and structure over fruit. But what a great run it had! - WB Team 2000-07-08


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