Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017 - The Grape Tray

Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017

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Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017


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Winemaker Notes :

Deep garnet color. Black cherry fruit aromas and scented barrel spice. Rich bramble fruit on entry, medium body, integrated tannins and lively acidity, a long, opulent finish.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Ridge Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
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Wine AdvocateTasted from barrel, the 2017 Zinfandel Paso Robles is also very promising, offering up youthful primary aromas of ripe cherries and currants. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, with melting tannins and a pure, juicy, fruit-driven profile. In 2017, Ridge was able to pick their entire block of the Benito Dusi vineyard in one go, meaning that all the grapes arrived at the Monte Bello winery the day that they were harvested, and that will also be the practice going forward. While the Paso Zinfandel is never the most complex of Ridge's Zinfandels, it's inordinately appealing for its generous expression of Zinfandel fruit.

William Kelley, May 2018