2017 Boatman Zinfandel Named Wine & Spirits Wine of the Week

Wine & Spirits Magazine

Every week, the editors of Wine & Spirits Magazine highlight a wine that intrigued them in a blind panel tasting, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices.

Wine & Spirits Magazine recently named our 2017 Boatman Zinfandel as their pick for Wine of the Week. Calling it “A Rising Star in California Zin,” the publication also awarded it 95 points in an outstanding review earlier this year.

2017 Ridge Boatman Zinfandel and wine glass.

“This wine benefited from an early harvest, at the end of August, long before the devastating wildfires at the end of the 2017 season. And it feels like it captured the August sun in its rich red-licorice flavors, the scent of roses on a summer morning, the spice of zinfandel skins and a breath of petrichor that cools the wine, as if refreshed after a summer rain. For me, that’s exactly what I want in a zin: complete, complex and packed with energy.”

–Joshua Greene, editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine

To read the full article, follow the link below.

*The 2017 Boatman Zinfandel is a limited bottling produced for our ATP membership. Learn how you can get first access to new vintages by joining the ATP program.


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