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Three Valleys Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Cabernet-Shiraz 2005

Member Review by Sweetstuff:

2005 Ridge Three Valleys - USA, California, Sonoma County (7/11/2008)TN:Ridge 2005 California Sonoma County Three Valleys (Lytton Springs and Dry Creek Valley, two-thirds; Alexander Valley from Nervo, Mazzoni, Buchignani, Charmichael, and Stone Ranch vineyards, about one-third, and a very small amount of Sonoma Valley fruit from Pagani Vineyard.) The varieties are 74 percent Zinfandel, 13 percent Petit Sirah, 8 percent Carignane, 3 percent grenache; and 2 percent Mataro. Kroger, Troy, OH; $29/750 ml. Cork-finished; a dusky bricky-purple.A very juicy style, with the Zin berry fruit underlain with leather, smoke and spice and even a little cocoa. Fruit is lively and again juicy but has a nice juicy tartness; leaves a sweet impression on the finish that has nothing, I belive, to do with residual sugar. A highly gulpable, enjoyable summertime wine, whose very ripe tannins do their job but are as unobtrusive as those of a 1986 Gruaud-Larose upon release. Plenty of energy shown by vibrancy on the sides of the tongue. Obviously selected from fruit that will drink better young; a good choice of material and a good call for the blenders. A joy.90/100

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2005 Ridge Three Valleys - USA, California, Sonoma County (7/11/2008)TN:Ridge 2005 California Sonoma County Three Valleys (Lytton Springs and Dry Creek Valley, two-thirds; Alexander Valley from Nervo, Mazzoni, Buchignani, Charmichael, and Stone Ranch vineyards, about one-third, and a very small amount of Sonoma Valley fruit from Pagani Vineyard.) The varieties are 74 percent Zinfandel, 13 percent Petit Sirah, 8 percent Carignane, 3 percent grenache; and 2 percent Mataro. Kroger, Troy, OH; $29/750 ml. Cork-finished; a dusky bricky-purple.A very juicy style, with the Zin berry fruit underlain with leather, smoke and spice and even a little cocoa. Fruit is lively and again juicy but has a nice juicy tartness; leaves a sweet impression on the finish that has nothing, I belive, to do with residual sugar. A highly gulpable, enjoyable summertime wine, whose very ripe tannins do their job but are as unobtrusive as those of a 1986 Gruaud-Larose upon release. Plenty of energy shown by vibrancy on the sides of the tongue. Obviously selected from fruit that will drink better young; a good choice of material and a good call for the blenders. A joy.90/100




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