In the “100 New Reasons to Love the West” feature in the June 2013 issue of Sunset magazine, our 2011 East Bench is one of the zinfandels mentioned.
“Late last century, many Zinfandels—the West’s very own lovely, dark-berried, barbecue-loving wine—lost their way. Chasing big flavors, winemakers let alcohol levels creep too high to be balanced.
But recent forays through wine-shop Zin shelves have turned up a growing number showing restraint. Some of our faves… and—from longtime champions of balance—Ridge 2011 East Bench.”