66 Ratings
Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Pagani Ranch Sonoma County

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(2005 Vintage) 96% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mataro (Mourvedre) In 2005, a cold, wet spring delayed the start of the growing season, as well as harvest, by two weeks. Fortunately, unusually warm weather in early October ripened the fruit, and we picked on November 1. Each parcel fermented on its own yeasts in a separate small tank. Color and tannin developed rapidly; we pressed in six days to avoid over-extraction. The natural malolactic finished in record time, allowing us to combin...