Ridge, East Bench Zinfandel 2019 Dry Creek Valley

17

Full bottle 1,360 g. Bottled December 2019. ‘The growing season at this hilltop vineyard began favourably with mild spring weather. Thanks to steady, warm weather throughout August, all seven parcels were ready to pick by early September. After fermenting each separately, we chose six for their exuberant fruit, elegant tannins and balanced acidity. Enjoyable upon release this exemplary Zinfandel will evolve over six to seven years.’
Transparent crimson. Complex nose of lifted herbs and spices with extremely smooth tannins (cf the Bedrock Zin of the same vintage just tasted). Layers of dried grasses and sweetness that lingers long on the finish. QGV

Producer
Ridge
Cuvée
East Bench
Grape variety
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Score
17
When to drink
2021
2028
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£39.99 RRP imported by Berkmann Wine Cellars