Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2005

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On the South side of Peachy Canyon Rd., just across the road from our HMR Pinot Noir block lies a tantalizing natural...

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Mandell's Fine and Rare Wines
Ventura, CA (940 mi)
USD 30.00
750ml
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very enjoyable indeed. just look at my other reviews of this wine different years. Read more

The 2005 growing season was delayed by cool spring weather that continued through late May, but above-average summer temperatures allowed the viney... Read more

Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel 2005 Paso Robles and all other wine from Ridge Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many ... Read more

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Snooth User: bikejestr
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4.00 5
11/24/2008

very enjoyable indeed. just look at my other reviews of this wine different years.


External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/30/2009

The 2005 growing season was delayed by cool spring weather that continued through late May, but above-average summer temperatures allowed the vineyard to catch up. The stressed vines at the top were harvested in early September; the rest ripened lock


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/17/2010

Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel 2005 Paso Robles and all other wine from Ridge Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


Ratings & Tags for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

93962 Snooth User: BonnieG
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3.00 5
10/24/2008

103105 Snooth User: drwave
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3.50 5
12/03/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

On the South side of Peachy Canyon Rd., just across the road from our HMR Pinot Noir block lies a tantalizing natural ampitheatre of vines known as Bailey Vineyard. Planted to Heritage Zinfandel clones in the perilously steep outer "wings" of the semi-circular vineyard, Bailey's owners are advocates of organic viticulture. Dry farmed and head pruned, yields are low, developing tiny grapes that resemble small blueberries. While the vineyard is still youthful (8th leaf) the quality of fruit is exceptional, owing to the difficult site and natural vineyard practices. Older vine, Westside Shelley Vineyard (40 years) provided an enhancing 13% to add wisdom to the blend. Picked between Sept. 23rd and Oct. 3rd the ripe fruit was fermented on native yeast, manually punched down to maximize skin contact with the fermenting juice, and spent 17 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (26% new). Bold and briary the young wine blooms in the bowl with a few clockwise swirls to reveal bright raspberry aromatics and the classic cracked white pepper spice. Further vinous contemplation gives one a sense of cedar and cocoa powder in its liquid embrace. If the excitement lasts for more than 4 hours, seek medical advice. 995 cases.

On the South side of Peachy Canyon Rd., just across the road from our HMR Pinot Noir block lies a tantalizing natural ampitheatre of vines known as Bailey Vineyard. Planted to Heritage Zinfandel clones in the perilously steep outer "wings" of the semi-circular vineyard, Bailey's owners are advocates of organic viticulture. Dry farmed and head pruned, yields are low, developing tiny grapes that resemble small blueberries. While the vineyard is still youthful (8th leaf) the quality of fruit is exceptional, owing to the difficult site and natural vineyard practices. Older vine, Westside Shelley Vineyard (40 years) provided an enhancing 13% to add wisdom to the blend. Picked between Sept. 23rd and Oct. 3rd the ripe fruit was fermented on native yeast, manually punched down to maximize skin contact with the fermenting juice, and spent 17 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (26% new). Bold and briary the young wine blooms in the bowl with a few clockwise swirls to reveal bright raspberry aromatics and the classic cracked white pepper spice. Further vinous contemplation gives one a sense of cedar and cocoa powder in its liquid embrace. If the excitement lasts for more than 4 hours, seek medical advice. 995 cases.

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