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Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Ridge Vineyards   details
Appellation: Sonoma County - California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Carignan - Petite Syrah - Mataro
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 1, 2004 , Ridge Vineyards
"Three Valleys is a Ridge proprietary name, referring to three of Sonoma County's finest appellations. Roughly half the grapes in this bottling came from six vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, one-third from six vineyards in Alexander Valley, and the balance from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley; included are grapes from recent plantings on our Lytton Springs and Geyserville vineyards. The wines fermented on their natural yeasts, were pressed at eight days, and completed a natural (uninoculated) malolactic fermentation five weeks later. Aged in air-dried american oak barrels (twenty percent new, the rest two to six years old), this full, well-balanced zinfandel is enjoyable now. Its rich fruit will show to best advantage over the next four or five years. PD (1/04)"
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 1, 2006 , Robert Parker
89 points "Wine Advocate 06-2006 Robert Parker This venerable producer, with as fine a track record as any winery in the world, continues to turn out high quality Zinfandels... RIDGE 2004 THREE VALLEYS PROPRIETARY RED --- SCORE: 89 Thrifty consumers will no doubt get a juicy charge from the 2004 Three Valleys, a 15,000-case proprietary blend of 68% Zinfandel, 11% Carignane, 10% Syrah, and the rest Petite Sirah and Grenache. A pretty, elegant wine with lush raspberry and black cherry fruit, a seductive texture, medium body, 14.1% alcohol, and beautiful integration of acidity, wood, and tannin, it should drink well for 2-3 years."
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