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    Ridge East Bench Zinfandel 2009
    Zinfandel - Sonoma County, California

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    • V91
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.2%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108926

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This is our fourth vintage from vines on the benchland overlooking Dry Creek Valley from the north east. The soils are identical across the bench as are the climatic conditions giving the wines the chance to demonstrate consistent character as they mature. The original vineyards were abandoned around 1920, but the blocks have been gradually replanted over the last thirty years. This wine is from vines replanted in 2000, using several selections of budwood from our own old-vine vineyards. The East Bench zinfandel is classic Dry Creek – rich and structured with brambly dark fruit and chalky yet balanced tannins.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A rich, lusty and satisfying Zinfandel, showing classic varietal flavors of ripe, wild red berries, tobacco, soy sauce, bacon and white pepper. Alcohol is notable in the slight heat and glyceriney sweetness, but those elements are welcome parts of the wine’s personality. Drink now.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2009 Zinfandel East Bench is a big, burly wine loaded with dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and sweet herbs, all of which come together on a medium-bodied frame. It shows lovely length and personality, although some rough edges remain. With air, though, some of those angular contours begin to soften. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

    91 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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