2016 Ridge 'Ponzo' Zinfandel Russian River Valley

$34.95

With its core made up of vines planted in 1952, this is powerful old-vine Zin stuffed with notes of graham cracker, red raisins, boysenberry syrup, and summer plums. A vivid, bright Zinfandel thanks to foggy mornings in the vineyard.

Varietal:
Zinfandel
Winemaker:
Paul Draper
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
American Oak; 20% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
97% Zinfandel and 3% Peite Sirah
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1WRID16ZN3PONZO
WA94-96

Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep purple color and notes of crushed rocks, dusty earth and iron ore over blackcurrants and black cherries, plus hints of tapenade, bay leaves, underbrush and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with densely packed, youthful black fruits, framed by finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and mineral laced. This was tasted as a barrel sample.

JS97

James Suckling

Aromas of blue fruits, blackberries, tile and lead pencil. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Layered and intense with white-pepper and salt undertones. Love the finish to this racy young wine. Beautiful blue fruits! Drink in 2020 and onwards. From biodynamic grapes.