Ridge Three Valleys Red Sonoma 2006

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A blend of 80% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Grenache and 5% Carignane. The floral and ripe fruit aromas are complemented ...

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Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys 2006 and all other wine from Ridge Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium ... Read more

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 ch... Read more

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 t... Read more

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External Review
03/17/2010

Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys 2006 and all other wine from Ridge Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
03/11/2009

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.


External Review
04/10/2008

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.


External Review
08/26/2008

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


External Review
01/18/2009

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 80% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Grenache and 5% Carignane. The floral and ripe fruit aromas are complemented on the palate by a good measure of peppery spice, cardamom, and clove.

A blend of 80% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Grenache and 5% Carignane. The floral and ripe fruit aromas are complemented on the palate by a good measure of peppery spice, cardamom, and clove.

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