Ridge 2019 East Bench Zinfandel, Healdsburg, Sonoma
Ridge has been proud enough to make this a single vineyard wine since 2006. Farmed organically with destemmed fruit, this is a very elegant Zinfandel that avoids baked and overly jammy flavor while still retaining a classic ripe berry quality featuring blackberry, plum and fig. The oak barrels used are all American with 20% new, 40% one and two year used and 40% three year used. 11 months aging occurred to soften tannins and develop flavor in the wine. Minimal cellar intervention is the philosophy at Ridge and low sulfur was added during the wines aging.