Exceptional Wines: Our Latest Ratings from JamesSuckling.com


May 2024

New wine scores from JamesSuckling.com Executive Editor Jim Gordon have recently arrived for several of our latest releases. A total of ten wines released this year earned 90+ points, reflecting the exceptional quality of the recent vintages. We are pleased to share these outstanding ratings with you!

2022 Estate Chardonnay – 96 Points

“Wonderfully concentrated and full-bodied but somehow light on its feet. The limestone soil and Wente clone vines planted in 1982 help give it an almost dense but elegant feel, with minerals, lime zest, a touch of vanilla bean and chalk. Great balance and lively acidity lead to a long finish.”

2021 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 points

“Graphite, tobacco, grilled plums, black olives and black cherries are held firmly by velvety tannins on a medium body at 13.3% alcohol. Tense, concentrated, linear and acid-driven while deep in black fruit and subtle oak accents. Grapes grown on Ridge’s Monte Bello property at lower elevations on the slopes.”

2022 Geyserville – 94 Points

“This zinfandel-dominant field blend is ripe, delicious and lush, with light, spicy oak accents over plump blackberries, blueberries and vanilla bean. Saturated and opulent but not fat, as moderate tannins and some raspberry-like acidity balance the full body. 67% zinfandel, 20% carignan, 10% petite sirah and 3% mataro.”

2022 Paso Robles Zinfandel – 92 points

“This full-blown, full-bodied wine is ripe and rich, oozing blackberries, black cherries and dark plums on moderate tannins. Made from the Benito Dusi Ranch. Includes 5% petite sirah.”

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