Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2010

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90 points California Grapevine: Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, briary, cedary, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dill, black pepper, and toffee; medium-full to full body; forward, rich, textured, cedary, blackberry fruit flavors with firm acidity; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink now. Very highly recommended. 14.4% alcohol; 100% Zinfandel; released April 2012. (Jun 2012)

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Snooth User: Teppo
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3.00 5
06/24/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/10/2013

Offers appealing aromas of plum, licorice and underbrush that lead to concentrated flavors of smoky black cherry and spicy herbs. Shows nicely focused acid and tannin balance. Still young. Best from 2014 through 2018. 5,000 cases made. -TF Garnet/medium ruby. Cherry-rhubarb compote, crushed pepper, creamy oak. Bright fruit entry, elegant mid-palate, great fruit/tannin balance; lively acidity in a long finish. -Eric Baugher ** Only 17 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/30/2013

Bright purple. Cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by cracked pepper, mocha and musky herbs. Expressive and gently sweet on the palate, offering supple dark fruit flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Finishes on a sweet blackberry note, with very good breadth and gentle tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/30/2013

Offers appealing aromas of plum, licorice and underbrush that lead to concentrated flavors of smoky black cherry and spicy herbs. Shows nicely focused acid and tannin balance. Still young. Best from 2014 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/30/2013

The 2010 Zinfandel Paso Robles Benito Dusi Ranch wraps around the palate with soft, lush fruit. This is distinctly Paso in its opulent, generous personality. Dark red cherries, flowers and spices flesh out on the finish. The Benito Dusi is delicious, but it stops just shy of being truly distinctive. On the plus side, it is more approachable than some of the other 2010s and should drink well upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2018.



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90 points California Grapevine: Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, briary, cedary, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dill, black pepper, and toffee; medium-full to full body; forward, rich, textured, cedary, blackberry fruit flavors with firm acidity; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink now. Very highly recommended. 14.4% alcohol; 100% Zinfandel; released April 2012. (Jun 2012)

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