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Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Zinfandel Sonoma County

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Tasting Notes :72% ZINFANDEL, 12% CARIGNANE, 10% PETITE SIRAH, 4% GRENACHE, 2% MATARO.Three Valleys represents the blending of vineyards — winemaking at its finest. Zinfandel fruit determines the wine's varietal character; old vine Carignane contributes its own bright fruit and acidity; Petite Sirah adds peppery spice, depth of color, and firm tannins. Mataro imparts a round, soft texture, and further complexity.

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    92 points and an Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast: "An absolutely beautiful Zin, and a must-have for restaurant wine lists. It's pure and complex in blackberries, cherries, cola and mocha, with wonderful spices erupting all the way though, and the most elegant silky texture. What a great job." (12/09) 90 points from the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "8% Petite Sirah; 7% Syrah; 6% Grenache; 3% Carignane. When measured against its far riper cousins, this very well-balanced wine may seem a bit light on muscle, but what is really missing is fat, and, instead, it turns out to be both deep and quite long on bona fide fruity substance. Its careful composition and keen, claret-like structure mark it indelibly as an eminently food-worthy Zin for now and the next few years." (May 2009) Ridge has been making their Three Valleys blend since 2001. The 2007 vintage is comprised of 76% zinfandel, 8% petite sirah, 7% syrah, 6% grenache and 3% carignane sourced from 10 individual Sonoma vineyards. Different than the winery's single vineyard wines, which showcase terroir - the vineyard's winemaking - this blend showcases the craft of winemaking, the deft balancing of aromas, flavors and textures that Ridge does so well. Rich, up front fruit make this wine immediately appealing, but there's plenty of spice and earthy intrigue to keep evolving over the next five years.

    about 6 years
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    drank this wine in santa rosa at a BBQ in the park with Takashi, Saori, Micah, Josh, Eraj, Yukie, Jake, and his wife and the kids... fun evening good food and wine

    over 6 years
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    drank it at Maestro2300. very good. opens up with a burst and a long clean finish.

    about 7 years
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    great wine. drank at Maestro in Auburn. and bought at Wine Warehouse.

    about 7 years
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    Sweet, nicely sweet.

    over 7 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2006 Vintage) This is Ridge’s entry level Zin blend. It is frequently a tasty and fairly valued option. This vintage is no exception. This very dark ruby wine opens with a spicy black cherry like bouquet with h...