A showcase in blending technique, the 2018 Ridge ‘Three Valleys’ Zinfandel is taken from 10 different vineyards. Seamless and elegant it carries ripe blueberries, peppery herbs and subtle sandalwood as it wends it way into your list of favorite wines for under $30. It is tough to beat the value here.
The 2018 Three Valleys is another terrific 2018 from this team. A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 12% Carignan, and the rest Mataro, it plays in the medium-bodied, elegant end of the spectrum and has wonderful purity in its blue fruits, peppery herbs, violets, and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Nicely textured, elegant, and seamless on the palate, with good acidity, this ethereal, balanced beauty can be drunk today or cellared for 10-15 years.