East Bench Ranks #16 in Top 100 Cellar Selections

Wine Enthusiast

November 2023

The November issue of Wine Enthusiast celebrates their Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2023. This list is designed to feature wines for every wine lover, “one that values moderate cost, more adventure, more discovery.”

Ranking #16 on the list is our 2021 East Bench Zinfandel, which received a 95-point score. A true Dry Creek Valley zinfandel, East Bench shows the characteristic cherry fruit and dusty spice that are the hallmarks of the appellation.

Dry Creek Zinfandel for Your Cellar

Ridge 2021 East Bench Zinfandel

“Supreme concentration and great depth characterize this powerful, structured and ageworthy wine. It boasts luscious dried plums and dried blueberries, plus plenty of black pepper and light wood-smoke accents, all backed by firm tannins. Best from 2025-2035.” –Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast

The 2021 East Bench Zinfandel is now sold out. For first access to each new vintage, join our Z List wine club.

Z List Membership: For the Zinfandel Lover

We believe East Bench is an outstanding vineyard with its ancient soils and consistent climate and will allow us to produce exemplary, distinctive zinfandel for many years to come. With a Z List membership, you can explore wines that highlight our tradition of creating single-vineyard, site-specific zinfandels of impeccable quality and consistency.


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