New Zinfandel Reviews from Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

September 2023

Wine Enthusiast‘s November Issue features 92+ scores for four RIDGE zinfandels! Read on for the full reviews, plus find out which wine earned an Editors’ Choice nod and which wines are worthy of tucking away in your cellar.

Ridge 2018 Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel

2018 Buchignani Zinfandel

95 Points + Editors’ Choice

“Snappy raspberries and plump blueberries come to mind as this fruity, focused and well-balanced wine wakes up the nose and tantalizes the palate. Its vital, lively fruit expression is bolstered by fine tannins, melding with subtle oak spices on the midpalate and lingering finish.” —J.G.

Ridge 2021 East Bench Zinfandel

2021 East Bench Zinfandel

95 Points + Cellar Selection

“Supreme concentration and great depth characterize this powerful, structured and age-worthy 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. Cellar Selection.” —J.G.

Ridge 2021 Geyserville

2021 Geyserville

94 Points + Cellar Selection

“Toasted oak and wood-smoke aromas lead to equally smoky, spicy flavors of black pepper, blackberry jam and maple in this full-bodied, muscular and firmly tannic wine. Great to pair with barbecue and hatchet throwing. Best from 2025-2035.” —J.G.

Ridge 2020 Boatman Zinfandel

2020 Boatman Zinfandel

92 Points

“Hints of char and black pepper in the aroma lead to robust black-fruit flavors and a good dash of tannin in this full-bodied wine. Blackberries, wood smoke and beef jus give it a meaty, powerful expression that seems perfect for grills and roasts.” —J.G.

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