Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2012

Avg Price: $31.99
3.2453465346535 5 0.5
Add
56 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

Fantastic new Ridge Zinfandel from the Dusi Vineyard in Paso Robles Benito Dusi Ranch is the only vineyard on the Cen...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Yankee Spirits
Sturbridge, MA (350 mi)
USD 29.99
750ml
Buy Now
Petrock's Liquors Inc
Hillsborough, NJ (180 mi)
USD 36.99
750ml
Buy Now
See 39 more prices »

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

I really love Ridge. This wine also is excellent as well, but we should wait at least a couple of years for the maturity. But if you want to enjoy ... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

Add your review
Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,034
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
147441130
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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!


Snooth User: show
130028208
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/13/2009

I really love Ridge. This wine also is excellent as well, but we should wait at least a couple of years for the maturity. But if you want to enjoy this wine now, I recommend you to decant the wine first and actually I did it.


Snooth User: gbover
88673035
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/25/2011

Very smooth right out of the bottle with a perfect spice finish.


Snooth User: skylash
14345127
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/17/2009

very well balanced, almost classic zin. spice, not overbearing fruit, brambly, very drinkable on day 1 and day 2 (vacuumed).


Snooth User: bikejestr
7840920
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/24/2008

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


Snooth User: maiasmic19
7120823
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/11/2008

One of my favorite zins (and boy, do I love my zin) ... medium-bodied, well-balanced, notes of cherry and currant...warm with a smoothest finish that lingers like a good dream. I would have this every day if I could :)


1 2

External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

Ridge has bottled zin from the Benito Dusi Ranch — planted in 1922 on the warm, gravelly hills south of the town of Paso Robles — since the 1967 vintage. In 2012, it’s a red with both raw power and surprising detail, the aromas oscillating between cured meat, black spice and brighter floral tones. The fruit feels full to the point of bursting, yet there’s sophistication to the structure, the tannins fine and mineral and alive — speaking to a resonant match of variety, site and soil amplified by vine age. It’s utterly Californian, a grand and sunny red to open when you’ve got a good enough reason to roast a whole lamb.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

An old-school style, this is briary and full of zesty fruit, with aromas of bright cherry, grilled herb and fresh earth leading to smoky plum and cracked pepper flavors that linger toward ripe tannins. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/16/2013

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2011 Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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.


1 2 3 4

Ratings & Tags for Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles

423118 Snooth User: Teppo
rated this wine
3.00 5
2010 06/24/2012

43031 Snooth User: bfkirby
rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 02/05/2010

213302 Snooth User: Deecaffs
rated this wine
3.50 5
2006 04/21/2010

81289 Snooth User: drift75
rated this wine
3.50 5
2006 09/01/2008

rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 06/02/2009

193248 Snooth User: TTZ
rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 06/08/2009

rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 06/11/2009

1 2 3

Winemaker's Notes:

Fantastic new Ridge Zinfandel from the Dusi Vineyard in Paso Robles Benito Dusi Ranch is the only vineyard on the Central Coast that Ridge sources grapes from and they ve been making wines from the Zin vines there since 1967 The wines from this site are

Fantastic new Ridge Zinfandel from the Dusi Vineyard in Paso Robles Benito Dusi Ranch is the only vineyard on the Central Coast that Ridge sources grapes from and they ve been making wines from the Zin vines there since 1967 The wines from this site are

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  11


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Zinfandel Top Lists








Snooth Media Network