Ridge Three Valleys 2008, Sonoma County

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$35.95 (652875)

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88 pts
5
February 05, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Curiously ripe, even overripe, with some bruised banana and sweet, jammy fruit flavours. The palate pulls together...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

A blend of zinfandel, petite syrah and other field varieties, this has a nice spicy, mocha, black berry jam, black...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Ridge wines are underwhelming recently. This has a slightly volatile/acetone and sweet nose with almost cooked fruit...

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Community Reviews (2)

Gary Killops
Gary Killops

A complex blend of Zinfandel (74%), Petite Sirah (11%), Carignan (5%), Mataro (4%), Grenache(3%) and Syrah (3%). Medium / full body, terrific balance, frruit forward notes of black cherry, currants, plums, blueberries, licorice and tobacco. A tasty partner with backyard BBQ'ed anything. An impressive Zin blend.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Hmm...I always expect too much from Ridge. Paul Draper has made some fantastic wines. This has what you would expect in a Cali Zin: Raspberry/Strawberry jam and black pepper..good tannin and acid...but there is also a certain astringent quality here as well...like raspberry leaf tea. Overall this felt unbalanced...I would be curious to taste it again in a few years though I doubt this will aged half as well as their better wines. This is about $15 bucks south of the border. It shows.

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