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2015 Ridge - Zinfandel East Bench

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 90 WS
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 265160-2015-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Bright mid crimson. Heady sweet and savoury nose with real vitality. On the palate it's clear this is claret-like Zin, not berry jam. This is a serious take on Zinfandel, as one would expect of this producer. You could drink it now if you insist but it's really more suitable for cellaring. One of the more youthful wines in this collection.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    he 2015 Zinfandel East Bench, 100% Zinfandel from Ridge's Dry Creek estate, is deep, pliant and generous, all qualities that make it easy to drink and enjoy, even today. Succulent dark cherry and plum fruit flavors add to the wine's up-front personality. Bright acids perk up the finish, but this is a decidedly fruity style.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Refined and well-built, with raspberry and smoky dill aromas and sleek, zesty cherry and licorice flavors that linger nicely. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2021-2021
    Author: Andrew

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 32 bottles owned
  • 13 collectors