Ridge Three Valleys 2009, Sonoma County

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$35.95 (652875)

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89 pts
5
March 03, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a pretty, very ripe, perfumed zinfandel blended with petite sirah, carignan, grenache and mataro - in one...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ridge's least expensive wine still delivers the message of the house style: one of refinement rather than...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The easier and earlier drinking Ridge Three Valleys is a blend of fruit from several vineyards and several varieties....

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Community Reviews (2)

Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

Cherry taste, leading into moderate spice, but not as much as I expected given the grapes involved. You think it is done, then the long finish kicks in. I was not impressed at first, but each sip brings out a little more complexity. Not really worth thirty five dollars.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is a blend of 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 10% Petit Sirah, 3% Gernache and 2% Mataro with alcohol coming in at a reasonable 14.1%. Not very flashy on the nose for a Zin, with aromas of blackberry/black cherry fruit, licorice, smoke, pencil shaving, tobacco and wood spices. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, dry, with lots of concentrated flavours, balanced acidity and dusty tannins. This wine finish is very long, very smooth with good texture and a lot of detail. I have been following Ridge Three Valleys for quite some time now, very interesting as always, seemingly different from year to year but they always seem to produce a more refined, tasty, savoury style Zin blend. It would certainly be interesting to sit at the same table and be part of the team that blend the final product. Very enjoyable.

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