Ridge Three Valleys Red Sonoma 2006
Château Tour des Genets is a 20 Ha family-owned wine estate located in Provence at the foot of the Mount Ventoux, Mazan. We offer more than 10 high quality wines, red, white, rosé AOC Ventoux. Purchase online available on our website.
Three and a half glasses
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Ridge's Three Valleys bottling is a field blend, consisting mainly of Zinfandel. It's a hearty, full-bodied red wine, dense with black fruit and chocolatey tannins.
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Ridge's Three Valleys wine is a field blend based on Zinfandel. It's a hearty, full-bodied red wine that's dense with black fruit and chocolately tannins.
Wine & Spirits ReviewRated 93One of the friendliest Ridge zins we've tasted in a long time, this is exuberant and focused on fresh black cherry flavors. It has a cool, foresty feel to balance the tannins and their lasting spice. Give those tannins anything meaty, especially slow-smoked ribs.Wine Tasting NotesRich, concentrated blackberry, dusty briar, sweet leather, cocoa, flint, exotic spice. Full bodied, viscous, balanced. Chalky tannins, lingering flavors. An elegant, complete wine. (Grapes from Russian River Valley provide the blackberry fruit and bright acid; Alexander Valley fruit adds exotic notes, finesse. Dry Creek is the source of the wine's depth, earthiness, and structure.)Three Valleys is a Ridge proprietary name, referring to three of Sonoma County's finest appellations. Roughly half the grapes in this bottling came from six vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, one-third from six vineyards in Alexander Valley, and the balance from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley; included are grapes from recent plantings on our Lytton Springs and Geyserville vineyards. The wines fermented on their natural yeasts, were pressed at eight days, and completed a natural (uninoculated) malolactic fermentation five weeks later. Aged in air-dried american oak barrels (twenty percent new, the rest two to six years old), this full, well-balanced zinfandel is enjoyable now. Its rich fruit will show to best advantage over the next four or five years.
Zinfandel fruit determines the wine's varietal character; old-vine carignane contributes its own bright fruit and acidity; petite sirah adds peppery spice, depth of color, and firm tannins. Mataro imparts a round, soft texture, and further complexity. old), this full, well-balanced zinfandel is enjoyable now. Its rich fruit will show to best advantage over the next four or five years. 76% ZINFANDEL, 13% CARIGNANE, 8% PETITE SIRAH, 3% MATARO
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