An exploration of wine

821. Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville Sonoma County, 2011

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Book 5 Wine 821

£21.75 / 37.5cl; 14%

Another class Ridge Zin. Mid ruby-purple, with a medium rim. Sweet, fruits-of-the-forest bery fruit. Black pepper spice. Oak / wood spice, cinnamon, vanilla, and a toasted coconut and minty lifted note – from American oak? Dried tobacco touch. On the palate, fresh, but sweet blackberry and damson fruit – only slightly jammy. Mid-palate red fruit. Quite fruit-forward, but with some gravelly mineral touches. Some grainy, grippy tannins at the core (Petite Sirah?). Fairly long.

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