Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2018 Paso Robles Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTE

Dark garnet-red color. Aromas of ripe plum and cherry fruits, sweet oak, and complex gravel earth. Enters with sweet bramble fruit, rich tannins, toasted oak, and complex minerality. Refreshing acidity supports a long finish. EB (1/20)

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LOCATION

Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles

HISTORY

Benito Dusi’s Ranch is the only zinfandel vineyard that Ridge sources from within the Central Coast Viticultural Area. The 1967 vintage was our first wine from the Dusi Ranch. It was planted to zinfandel in 1922 which is unusual because Prohibition had started two years earlier. Purchased by Sylvester and Catarina Dusi in 1924, the property has been farmed since the 1940s by their son Benito, the owner. Benito passed away in 2019, leaving the care of the vineyard to his nephew, Mike.


PAIRINGS

Food

It’s the perfect time of year to try out a quick, easy, and delicious new grilling recipe to pair with one of your favorite zinfandels. We love the brambly fruit and bright acidity of our Paso Robles Zin with the Blue Cheese in this recipe for Grilled Hanger Steak Quesadillas with Blue Cheese & Carmelized Onions.

Occasion

Weekend Grilling with the Family

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