New Scores from Vinous

Vinous Media

November 2023

Whether you’re stocking your cellar, hunting for a gift, or simply exploring the range of RIDGE offerings, this list of new scores & reviews from Vinous is for you. Featuring nine noteworthy scores, Antonio Galloni writes, “The range at Ridge continues to expand with a number of vineyard-designate bottlings that offer something for every palate. The 2021 reds I tasted for this report are all terrific and worth seeking out.”

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2021 Lytton Springs | 95+ points

“The 2021 Lytton Springs is fabulous. Bright and vibrant to its core, the 2021 impresses with its poise. Readers will find a Lytton Springs that is very much in reserve, as opposed to the rest of the 2021s in this report, all of which are more approachable. Salivating acids and veins of tannin lend shape and persistence, but the 2021 needs time. Red cherry fruit, blood orange, rose petal and sage are some of the notes that linger on the close.”

Ridge 2021 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel

2021 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel

95 points

“The 2021 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is a wine of tremendous stature. Vertical and composed in bearing, the 2021 has a ton to offer, but is also a bit reserved today. Time in the glass brings out a mesmerizing range of red/purplish fruit, spice, cedar, new leather, tobacco, mocha and dried flowers. Pagani Ranch remains a beacon for Sonoma County Zinfandel-based field blends. This is a fine rendition.”

Ridge 2020 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah

2020 Lytton Estate Petite Sirah

93 points

“The 2020 Petite Sirah Lytton Estate is superb, and also the highlight of the 2020s at Ridge. Deep and resonant in the glass, the 2020 impresses with its balance, something that was very hard to achieve in 2020. Scents of blackberry, grilled herbs, menthol, lavender and mocha are immediately alluring. There is maybe a bit of graininess in the tannin, but that is a pretty small critique within the context of the year.”

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