Ridge Vineyards East Bench Zinfandel 2012
Ridge Vineyards was included on Robert Parker's list of the greatest wine estates in the world -- only 22 California wineries were awarded this great honor.
This is one of Ridge Vineyard's few single-varietal wines. The 2012 East Bench is a classic example of Dry Creek, Sonoma County Zinfandel. Enjoyable now for its exuberant fruit, it will develop even more fully over the next five to six years.
Spicy raspberry nose with notes of vanilla and clove. Black cherry, plum and mint on the palate with elegant tannins and an accent of lavender on the finish.
Both Antonio Gallloni and Stephen Tanzer gave this wine at 91 point rating.