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2007 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel East Bench Dry Creek Valley
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About Ridge Vineyards

One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.

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2007 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel East Bench Dry Creek Valley

Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley

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92 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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juicy and delicious, but not quite balanced
07/05/2010
by lev96
this wine jumps out at you in a good way. its got a great nose of black fruits that scream for you to take the first sip. I love the ripe blackberry and plum flavors, but it is just a tad bit over-alcoholic, and a bit too hedonistic to really feel that this wine reached the harmony that the great flavors long for. I didn't finish the bottle on the first night, and it was even better the second. good now, but I think it will improve with a year or two. given the price, i plan to pick up another bottle or two to share with some friends at a bbq.

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Zinfandel

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