1997 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Sonoma Station
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 15.5%
Price at time of purchase: $22.00 (From winery. The '98 is widely avail.)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 75% Zin, 13% Carignane, 4% Alicante, and 8% Petite Sirah

Tasted with the St. Francis 1997 Old Vines Zinfandel, and by comparison a much "smaller" wine. But it is still another delicious Ridge offering. Taste impression of plum jelly, with some berry tinges. Slight dusty tannin level, a little tart in the finish. Probably more comlexity than the St. Francis, but truly lost in the power and oak of that wine. - WB Team 2000-04-19


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