10 May New Vintage Ridge Vineyards Zinfandels
Ridge Vineyards Sale
To those in the know, Ridge Vineyards has been a go to wine for decades. Monte Bello is among the most age-worthy California Bordeaux style wines around, but it is really their Zinfandels and Zinfandel blends that have set them apart. Affordable and worth cellaring, these wines have proven time and again that Zin is worth a second look to any serious wine collector. Probably the best deals here are their Estate Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay. All are sourced from the Monte Bello vineyard, but for one third the price!
2013 Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Monte Bello Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
On Sale $47.99 750mL, $102.99 1.5L
Ruby-tinged opaque purple. Ripe blackberry, cassis. Violets, espresso, dark chocolate, caramelized sugar. Concentrated briar fruit, full body, chalky tannins. Layers of licorice, cola, sweet oak. Complex limestone/mineral elements in a long, intense finish.
2013 Ridge Vineyards Merlot Estate Monte Bello Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
On Sale $43.99
Saturated ruby color. Seductive, rich bramble fruit; juniper, roasted coffee, clove. Lively mountain bramble fruit entry, chalky tannins, firm acid. Complex forest-floor, attractive oak spice in a lengthy finish.
2014 Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Monte Bello Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
On Sale $43.99
Translucent gold. Green apple, pear, pineapple, honeysuckle, wet stone. Citrus fruit on Sun-bleached straw color. Ripe pineapple, green apple, pear, melon, biscotti, flint, toasted oak. Elegant fresh citrus entry, ginger root, limestone earth, lemon zest finish.
2014 Ridge Vineyards “Geyserville,” Red Blend, Alexander Valley
On Sale $37.99 750mL, $20.99 375mL, $74.99 1.5L
Dark purple/ruby color. Blackberry jam, candied plums, gravel, spearmint, sweet oak, tropical floral notes. Fresh, intense bramble fruit entry; lively acidity, elegant tannins, mint, gravelly earth. Multi-dimensional: layered, deep, seductive flavors; lingering finish.
2013 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel East Bench, Dry Creek Valley
On Sale $27.99
Nose of raspberry jam, pepper, violets. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long, elegant finish.
2014 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Benito Dusi Ranch, Paso Robles
On Sale $29.99
Deep ruby. Black cherry, stewed plum, exotic barrel spice. Ripe bramble on entry, firm acid, gravelly mineral, medium-full body, round tannins, integrated oak finish.