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Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch 2011
78% Zinfandel, 18% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah. Rich boysenberry and rhubarb aromas together with barrel spice, licorice and fresh mint. On the palate is ripe plum fruit, juicy acid, sensuous tannins, and a long finish. Alcohol 14.7%. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 93 points by Wine Advocate: ...another striking wine. It boasts fabulous depth yet at the same time maintains remarkable aromatic freshness and nuance. Dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice flesh out on a beautifully articulated finish laced with persistent saline notes. This slightly cooler site was somewhat protected from the severe heat. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Editorial Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch
Beautiful on the nose with bright wild berry fruit framed by floral and mineral, and smoky top notes. Rich and powerful on entry, this is already very complex with sweet tart berry fruit framed by a little ash, briar and wood spice on entry. gaining focus in the mouth I love the tannins here, angular and craggy as they support the core of dark, inky bramble berry fruit. Just explosive on the mid-palate where the core of dark oily fruit is remarkably fresh and deep all leading to a long finish that shows off a little chocolatiness of the oak. 92pts
Whack me with your vanilla stick, and a slathering of toasted coconut while you're at it, all layered over rich and slightly sweet zinberry fruit packed with briary nuance. No one will call this elegant or refined, but it does explode with rich, pure blackberry and logan berry fruit on the palate and is a wonderfully satisfying old school example of Zinfandel! 92pts
A wow wine in this company. Intense and perfumed on the nose still showing hints of American, oak with dill accents to the leathery, black fruited nose that shows some light spice notes topped with lovely red cherry fruit and hints of grilled meat. Everything comes together gorgeously, adding in stewy plums and spice notes with air. Sweet on entry, then meaty with intense strawberry, spiced raspberry and American oak flavors. While it does show a touch of heat on the finish, this comes with lots of black berry and almost black currant fruit. Sweetly fruited on entry, this shows excellent integration with compelling complexity and lovely spice on the finish. Finish is a touch short at first, though there is a fine echo to the fruit. 92pts
Very attractive garnet color. Super intro to the palate. Very much in the Zin style that I recall from the 1980s. In addition to the blackberry fruit, I get the impression that they were not too fussy during the crushing process about picking out leaves and stems. I just get the sensation that this is a rustic wine meant for relatively simple foods and just for fun. Firm, gripping tannin. Easy to enjoy tart acids. Agreeable, lengthy finish.
Light pepper. Smooth. Very nice.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch
A blen of 78% Zinfandel, 18% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah , and 1% Mourvedre. The 2011 pagani racnch is rich boysenberry and rhubarb aromas together with barrel spice, licorice and fresh mint. On the palate is ripe plum fruit, juicy acid, sensuous tannins, and a long finish.
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch 750ml
Inky ruby. Exotically perfumed, oak-spiced of cherry compote, blackberry, cola and vanilla bean, with smoke and black cardamom notes adding complexity. Sappy, broad and densely packed dark fruit flavors show very good intensity and pick up a spicy character with air. Really clings on the finish, which leaves notes of cherry, licorice and candied violet behind.
Paganirsquo;s centenarian vines grow in northern Sonoma valley, the vineyard mostly Zinfandel, with alicante bouschet (9 percent) and petite sirah (3) as well. In 2000, they grew a broad and generous red, even if the winersquo;s substantial acidity kicks the fruit aside to show the lean, sophisticated structure underneath. It trails off with an impression of burnt chocolate, peppermint, pie crust, interactions of fruit, tannin and oak that should only gain complexity with age.
The 2008 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is a blend 85% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the rest Petite Sirah that tips the scales at a lofty 15% alcohol. Possessing ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some wood spice, earth, and subtle herbs, this wine cuts a broad, rich, full-bodied swath across the palate. More exuberant and richer than the more elegant Lytton Springs, this is full-throttle Zinfandel at its best, but beautifully pure, textured, and long. It should drink well for 7ndash;8 years
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