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    Ridge East Bench Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel - Sonoma County, California

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    • W&S92
    • WS91
    Price: $26.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 106426

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blackberry/pepper/vanilla nose. Big, dark zinfandel with flavors of briary fruit, minerals, cocoa. Well-incorporated tannins, ample acidity, long finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ridge may be known for old-vine zin but the future is with the young, like this vineyard the Ridge team planted between 2000 and '01 using a massal selection from four pre-Prohibition vineyards. This zin grows on iron-rich clay loam and river rock, trained as bush vines, yielding a wine with bold intensity and a friendly sort of finesse. It's bright, vinous and spicy, with zinny florals that seem to rise right out of the meaty tannins. Old vines rarely produce a wine with this sort of exuberance. Decant it for roast lamb.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    A classically styled Dry Creek Zinfandel, with briary cherry and spicy dill aromas and flavors that open with a burst of ripe raspberry but evolve into dry, crisp plum and licorice notes, with rustic tannins. Drink now through 2016.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Saturated ruby. Powerful aromas of ripe red and dark fruits, musky herbs and flowers, with slow-building spiciness. Warm and expansive in the mouth, offering lush cherry and blackberry flavors and notes of vanilla and anise. Dusty tannins add gentle grip to the finish, but this zinfandel leads with its fruit, which absorbs any edges. This could be drunk now with pleasure.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Steve74 (2/19/2012)
    Noticeable alcohol, little tannin... Won't age. A disappointment for Ridge.
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