May 6, 2019
Wine Spectator features our 2017 Paso Robles Zinfandel in their recent review of stand-out zinfandels from the 2016 and 2017 vintage:
“Zinfandel is the most versatile and underestimated red wine in California, as this week’s selection of new releases demonstrates. It’s grown successfully throughout the state, and made in a range of styles from claret-like to fruit bomb.”
“Some of the leading names in Zinfandel are on this list too, including Carlisle, Turley and Ridge. Mike Officer’s Carlisle Dry Creek Valley and Turley’s Juvenile bottling are consistently among the top Zins at those price points. What’s more, the 2016 and 2017 vintages are showing Zinfandel at its best.”
RIDGE Zinfandel Paso Robles 2017 Score: 91 | $35
Briary and rustic yet appealing for the deep blackberry, mineral and savory underbrush accents that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best from 2021 through 2027. —T.F.