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2004 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel
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2004 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel

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100% ZINFANDEL The thirteen separate naturalyeast fermentations took place in small tanks, two thirds of which were fitted with grids, keeping the skins submerged to augment extraction of color and tannin. In eight days, on average, the tanks were drained and the skins gently pressed; the majority of press wine, rich in both color and complexity, was blended with the free run. Natural malolactic fermentations finished in two months, and the wine was racked to american oak barrels for aging. New read more...100% ZINFANDEL The thirteen separate naturalyeast fermentations took place in small tanks, two thirds of which were fitted with grids, keeping the skins submerged to augment extraction of color and tannin. In eight days, on average, the tanks were drained and the skins gently pressed; the majority of press wine, rich in both color and complexity, was blended with the free run. Natural malolactic fermentations finished in two months, and the wine was racked to american oak barrels for aging. New oak was held to twenty percent, complementing the wine's bright cherry fruit and exotic spice. This rich, full-bodied zinfandel will be at its most enjoyable over the next five to six years. (hide)

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100% ZINFANDEL The thirteen separate naturalyeast fermentations took place in small tanks, two thirds of which were fitted with grids, keeping the skins submerged to augment extraction of color and tannin. In eight days, on average, the tanks were drained and the skins gently pressed; the majority of press wine, rich in both color and complexity, was blended with the free run. Natural malolactic fermentations finished in two months, and the wine was racked to american oak barrels for aging. New read more...100% ZINFANDEL The thirteen separate naturalyeast fermentations took place in small tanks, two thirds of which were fitted with grids, keeping the skins submerged to augment extraction of color and tannin. In eight days, on average, the tanks were drained and the skins gently pressed; the majority of press wine, rich in both color and complexity, was blended with the free run. Natural malolactic fermentations finished in two months, and the wine was racked to american oak barrels for aging. New oak was held to twenty percent, complementing the wine's bright cherry fruit and exotic spice. This rich, full-bodied zinfandel will be at its most enjoyable over the next five to six years. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 82 (slightly worse than average year)

    Drinkability: unpredictable