Ridge Tasting

Ridge Tasting
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Monday, November 01, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2006 Ridge Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains The nose had had earth and black currant, chocolate and sweaty socks, and a little vanilla at the end. The palate was rich, with dirt and raspberry, mocha and black currant, and a big oak finish. (91 Points)

2008 Ridge Zinfandel Ponzo Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley The nose had lots of earth and black currant, some cherry and espresso, and a very brambly finish. The palate was juicy, with cherry and raspberry, chocolate and dirt, and a nice brambly finish. (90 Points)

2007 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley The nose had bramble and raspberry, cherry and vanilla, mocha, and a little cedar. The palate was smooth, with raspberry and cherry, chocolate and vanilla, and a nice dirty finish. (89 Points)

2008 Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles The nose had earth and raspberry, mocha and cherry, and a little vanilla. The palate was soft, with cherry and mocha, raspberry and dirt, and a good vanilla finish. (89 Points)

2008 Ridge Lytton Springs – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley The nose was a bit tight. I got a little cherry and raspberry, vanilla and dirt, and a little oak. The palate was soft, with black currant and chocolate, bramble and oak, vanilla, a good cherry finish. (88 Points)

2008 Ridge Three Valleys – USA, California, Sonoma County The nose had pepper and black currant, chocolate and cherry, bramble and vanilla, and a good bit of oak at the end. The palate was rich, with black currant and pepper. mocha and dirty bramble, and a nice cherry vanilla finish. (88 Points)

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