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Ridge East Bench Zinfandel 2021

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Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California

Tasting Notes

Fresh black cherry, fig, and vanilla on the nose, with notes of mint. Medium to full body with rich raspberry on the palate and well-coated tannins. Beautifully balanced with a juicy finish.

Wine Enthusiast – 95 Points

Consider East Bench living proof that zinfandel exceptionalism is not limited to ancient vines. When Paul Draper and his team set out to replant this 19th-century vineyard site on the eastern benchlands of Dry Creek Valley, they propagated vines from four pre-phylloxera vineyards and trained the young plants as bush vines. Now two decades old, those vines produced a floral, red-fruited beauty. That fruit may not have the depth of character of great zin from centenary vines, but it has its own elegant shape, funneling cherry jam and cherry-leaf scents into a tight focus, dry and austere in its youth. Like other classics from Ridge, this will benefit from years in the cellar.

Pairing Notes

Pairs well with roasted pork tenderloin with blue cheese potatoes and wine country tri tip.

Product Details

Type

Red

Grape

Zinfandel

Year

2021

Country

United States

State

California

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