Ridge Vineyards East Bench Zinfandel 2016

Ridge Vineyards East Bench Zinfandel 2016
$34.99
$31.49

SKU 03150

750ml

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The first Ridge Zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small nineteenth-century vineyard on Monte Bello ridge. Since this time, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare vineyards where climate, soil, and varietal are ideally matched. Ridge has made the East Bench as a single-site zinfandel since 2006. One of only two Ridge zinfandels that is entirely from the single varietal. The vineyard sits high atop the bench land that overlooks Dry Creek Valley from the east.

Hand harvested; sustainably farmed, estate-grown organic grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by a full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria; 1.6 % water addition during fermentation; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine.
Category Red Wine
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Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Brand Ridge Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Wine SpectatorRefined 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.—T.F.

Tim Fish, June 12, 2017

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