Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2008

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his second drought year reduced yields in Benito Dusi's eighty-six-year-old vineyard. The vines ripened uniformly, an...

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Petrock's Liquors Inc
Hillsborough, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 29.99
750ml
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Deep dark red color, but not much of a nose, at least yet. Strong and ripe Zin fruit, with lively acidity and some judicious oak influence. Medium ... Read more

While not my favorite Ridge, this wine is well balanced with enough fruit to allow the acidic balancing to support a broad range of food pairings. ... Read more

Paso Robles produces some of the biggest, fullest Zins around, and this is no exception. Bursting with raspberry and boysenberry fruit and with an ... Read more

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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2.50 5
10/06/2011

Deep dark red color, but not much of a nose, at least yet. Strong and ripe Zin fruit, with lively acidity and some judicious oak influence. Medium finish, without a lot of bite. 88-89 points.


Snooth User: pfmackin
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3.50 5
02/10/2011

While not my favorite Ridge, this wine is well balanced with enough fruit to allow the acidic balancing to support a broad range of food pairings. We drink Paso with chicken as easily as beef - it's that drinkable. I agree that decanting this wine is vital and waiting a few years is preferable - if you can!


External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/21/2010

Paso Robles produces some of the biggest, fullest Zins around, and this is no exception. Bursting with raspberry and boysenberry fruit and with an exceptional, ageworthy structure. We haven't seen Paul Draper's Paso Robles bottling in several vintages, and we're thrilled to have it back!


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Source: Bowery And Vine
11/28/2010

Deep garnet. Concentrated plum, black cherry. Gravelly earth, rich chocolate. Dark, juicy bramble fruit on palate; cardamom, crushed pepper, sweet oak. Round tannins; fresh, lively acidity.


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Source: WineChateau.com
10/03/2010

Deep garnet. Concentrated plum, black cherry. Gravelly earth, rich chocolate. Dark, juicy bramble fruit on palate; cardamom, crushed pepper, sweet oak. Round tannins; fresh, lively acidity. EB (3/10)


Winemaker's Notes:

his second drought year reduced yields in Benito Dusi's eighty-six-year-old vineyard. The vines ripened uniformly, and we harvested all three parcels within a week—a record. The three were kept separate, and two of the six tanks were fitted with grids to hold the caps submerged for fuller extraction. Primary fermentation was carried out by natural yeasts. Juice was pumped over the cap twice daily until pressing—day eight, on average. Uninoculated secondary fermentation took forty days. The finished lots were blind-tasted for assemblage; for once, all could be included. The wine's concentrated flavor called for a higher-than-usual percentage of new oak. Exotic barrel spices complement the vineyard’s ripe bramble fruit, and this year's intense color is striking. Integrated and enjoyable now, this excellent vintage will develop over the next five to seven years.

his second drought year reduced yields in Benito Dusi's eighty-six-year-old vineyard. The vines ripened uniformly, and we harvested all three parcels within a week—a record. The three were kept separate, and two of the six tanks were fitted with grids to hold the caps submerged for fuller extraction. Primary fermentation was carried out by natural yeasts. Juice was pumped over the cap twice daily until pressing—day eight, on average. Uninoculated secondary fermentation took forty days. The finished lots were blind-tasted for assemblage; for once, all could be included. The wine's concentrated flavor called for a higher-than-usual percentage of new oak. Exotic barrel spices complement the vineyard’s ripe bramble fruit, and this year's intense color is striking. Integrated and enjoyable now, this excellent vintage will develop over the next five to seven years.

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