Ridge Zinfandel 'Pagani Ranch'- Zinfandel Alicante Bouschet Petite Sirah Carignane Sonoma California Wine 2008

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85% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane. Almost all the vines here were planted more than...

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Pagani's centenarian vines grow in northern Sonoma valley, the vineyard mostly Zinfandel, with alicante bouschet (9 percent) and petite sirah (3) a... Read more

Ripe, earthy and a touch funky, with a twinge of dill to the ripe, raisiny fruit flavors that are rich and concentrated. Turns tannic. Drink now th... Read more

Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with chewy black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and cedar, finishing with chunky tannins. Drink now through 2006. Read more

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User Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel 'Pagani Ranch'- Zinfandel Alicante Bouschet Petite Sirah Carignane Sonoma California Wine

External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel 'Pagani Ranch'- Zinfandel Alicante Bouschet Petite Sirah Carignane Sonoma California Wine

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Pagani'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 wine'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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ripe, earthy and a touch funky, with a twinge of dill to the ripe, raisiny fruit flavors that are rich and concentrated. Turns tannic. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with chewy black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and cedar, finishing with chunky tannins. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Pagani Ranch has long been a renowned source for top quality Zinfandel, and Ridgersquo;s 1999 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch (90% Zinfandel, 7% Alicante Bouchet, and 3% Petite Sirah) came in at 14.1% alcohol. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied be tangy, hard acidity, a big, sweet, black cherry and briery noise, excellent ripeness, medium to full body, and a moderately long, austere finish. Enjoy it over the next 4ndash;6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The (15% alcohol) 2001 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch (88% Zinfandel and 12% Alicante Bouchet) is a powerful effort. It reveals surprisingly good acidity for a wine of this size, as well as deep, chewy, Amarone-like raisiny, raspberry and cherry flavors intermixed with hints of prunes and earth. A touch of asphalt also makes an appearance in this full-bodied, chunky 2001. Drink it over the next 5ndash;6 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

85% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane. Almost all the vines here were planted more than a hundred years ago. Cherry preserve nose, highlighted by red plum, dried cranberry. Appealing mix of exotic fruit and spice on entry, bright flavors enhanced by firm acidity. Structured, balanced. Very long finish. Alcohol 15.0%.

85% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane. Almost all the vines here were planted more than a hundred years ago. Cherry preserve nose, highlighted by red plum, dried cranberry. Appealing mix of exotic fruit and spice on entry, bright flavors enhanced by firm acidity. Structured, balanced. Very long finish. Alcohol 15.0%.

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