Ridge Zinfandel Ponzo Russian River Valley 2005

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If you appreciate the bigger, richer Zins like Turley and Martinelli, this is your wine. I was lucky enough to taste ...

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Winemaker's Notes:

If you appreciate the bigger, richer Zins like Turley and Martinelli, this is your wine. I was lucky enough to taste through all Ridges 2005's and Ponzo is, was and will always be delicious. All the fruit in this, our fourth Ponzo Zinfandel, comes from Bob Ponzo's vineyard just south of Healdsburg. As in 2004, favorable spring weather brought a full set, and with it the need for rigorous thinning at veraison. Grapes ripen slowly in the cool Russian River Valley - a full two weeks behind Dry Creek Valley just to the north; picking began October 3 on the Old Vine block of interplanted zinfandel and petite sirah. Younger vines on the Back Block were given an extra week to ripen further and moderate their firm acidity. During naturalyeast fermentations we pumped over twice daily, and pressed at seven days. After a natural malolactic, Triangle and Back blocks were combined with the moretannic Old Vines. The wine was bottled after twelve months in air-dried american oak.The 2005 Ponzo is a beautifully balanced, sensuous wine. Enjoyable now, it will continue to develop over the next five to six years. Tasting Notes: The 2005 Ponzo is a beautifully balanced, sensuous wine. Aromas of plum, licorice and pepper open to concentrated flavors of boysenberry, blueberry and smoky vanilla The wine was bottled after 12 months and air-dried in American oak

If you appreciate the bigger, richer Zins like Turley and Martinelli, this is your wine. I was lucky enough to taste through all Ridges 2005's and Ponzo is, was and will always be delicious. All the fruit in this, our fourth Ponzo Zinfandel, comes from Bob Ponzo's vineyard just south of Healdsburg. As in 2004, favorable spring weather brought a full set, and with it the need for rigorous thinning at veraison. Grapes ripen slowly in the cool Russian River Valley - a full two weeks behind Dry Creek Valley just to the north; picking began October 3 on the Old Vine block of interplanted zinfandel and petite sirah. Younger vines on the Back Block were given an extra week to ripen further and moderate their firm acidity. During naturalyeast fermentations we pumped over twice daily, and pressed at seven days. After a natural malolactic, Triangle and Back blocks were combined with the moretannic Old Vines. The wine was bottled after twelve months in air-dried american oak.The 2005 Ponzo is a beautifully balanced, sensuous wine. Enjoyable now, it will continue to develop over the next five to six years. Tasting Notes: The 2005 Ponzo is a beautifully balanced, sensuous wine. Aromas of plum, licorice and pepper open to concentrated flavors of boysenberry, blueberry and smoky vanilla The wine was bottled after 12 months and air-dried in American oak

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