April 13, 2008

Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel, 2006

Ridge Wine Three Valleys 2006
It was the Ridge vineyard that started my love affair with zinfandel. The Three Valleys is the least expensive of their selection at ~$20. It's actually only 80% zin, complemented with a blend of petite sirah, carignane, & grenache grapes. You can't go wrong with any Ridge zin, and it's a personal favorite with spicy sushi.

Not overpowering on the fruit flavors as zin's can be, this one is more noted for it's spicy finish. Looking forward to it's paring with burgers from the meat market tonight. 6.5/10 - give it a shot, but I think you can find some smaller, less known vineyards with better zinfandel for the same price.

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