Year’s Best Zinfandels – 2016 Boatman Zinfandel

Wine & Spirits Magazine

May, 2019

Wine & Spirits features 2016 Boatman Zinfandel in their article on the Year’s Best Zinfandels & Mixed Blacks and awards it 93 Points:

Ridge 2016 Alexander Valley Boatman Zinfandel – 93 Points
“Ridge introduced Boatman with the 2014 vintage. It grows on bush vines on steep east-facing terraces above Alexander Valley, planted by Tim Boatman in the 1970s. Maybe it’s the morning sun that instilled such a fresh-berry flavor in this wine – though you have to go through the tannins to get it. They are savory and intense, bringing along some high-toned spice, like fennel seeds and hibiscus. Dan Veit of the Malibu Beach Inn described the flavors as ‘concentrated raspberry membrillo.’ Hold onto it.”

2016 Boatman Zinfandel

The Boatman Story


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