Historically Ridge is known for making ‘field blends’ rather than varietal wines. The 2018 Ridge ‘East Bench’ Zinfandel is one of the few 100% Zinfandels that Ridge makes. Dry Creek gives the perfect climate for the classic spice and bramble that is layered into this wine. If you like the classic style of Zin then this is definitely your wine.
All Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley, the 2018 Zinfandel East Bench offers up a great, pure, medium to full-bodied style that carries lots of classic spice, brambly herbs, incense, and plum-laced fruits. Nicely balanced, structured, and with solid length, this terrific Zinfandel will be even better with a year in bottle and keep for a decade.