A Trio of 94 point Scores for Spring Zinfandel Releases

James Suckling

March 2021

Wine writer James Suckling’s recent review of several Ridge wines included 94-point scores for all three of our Spring Zinfandel Releases. The article described Ridge as an “American Icon” winery with a “philosophy of making real wines that clearly communicate their unique soils and microclimates.”

Ridge 2019 Geyserville

2019 Geyserville

A beautiful red with lots of blackberries, cloves, stone, spice and purple fruit. It’s full and balanced with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Some graphite to the black fruit. More zin this year in the blend. 71% zinfandel, 19% carignane, 7% petite sirah and 3% alicante bouschet.

–James Suckling | 94 points

Ridge 2019 Paso Robles Zinfandel

2019 Paso Robles Zinfandel

Soft and round with dried fruit, light raisin and pepper. Some chocolate, too. It’s medium-bodied, juicy and flavorful. Spicy finish. Pure zin. Drink now.

–James Suckling | 94 points

Ridge 2019 East Bench Zinfandel

2019 East Bench Zinfandel

Fresh, almost pinot-like sensibility with the mouth feel. A beautifully spread wine that fills the palate, but maintains freshness and brightness. Real purity of fruit here. Lots of black and red cherry. Citrus undertones. 100% zinfandel. Drink now.

–James Suckling | 94 points

Find More News & Reviews

To see Suckling’s recent reviews on a variety of RIDGE wines, or to find more news on our Spring Zinfandel Releases, visit the articles linked below:


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