2016 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

Producer
Ridge
Origin
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, The Americas United States
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Farming Style
sustainable
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, August 2018
92 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, May 2018

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Media Reviews

Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Zinfandel East Bench is supported by bright acids that give the wine the tension and energy that are typical of Dry Creek. Primary sweet red and purplish berry fruit notes are pushed forward in this vibrant, beautifully delineated pure Zinfandel. Readers may want to cellar the 2016 for a few years, as it is tightly wound today, but all the elements are impeccably balanced. The East Bench abuts the Syrah block at Lytton Springs. Put simply: what a wine! 94 points

William Kelley

The 2016 Zinfandel East Bench offers up classic aromas of blackberry, cherry pit, warm spices and licorice. On the palate, it`s medium to full-bodied, with velvety tannins, an ample core of succulent fruit and lovely balance. Generous and structurally open-knit, this is already delicious, but it should be well worth following for the next 8 years or more. 92 points

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