Ridge's "Wine of the Night" - 2012 Does it Again!
Zachys had the pleasure of partnering with Blue Hill at Stone Barns for a dinner featuring the wines of Ridge Vineyards, the legendary producers of the world's top Zinfandels and the iconic Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon. Would you believe us if we said that an incredible 1995 Monte Bello was overshadowed by another Ridge wine? Would you also believe us if that wine was their
Paso Robles Zinfandel 2012, available at less than a fifth of the price of Ridge's flagship wine?
Team Zachys couldn't hold back its praise:
"A slight candied/confectionary note on the nose does not properly prepare you for this wine. The moment this hits the palate, you're struck by flashy yet elegant notes of black cherry, raspberry, ripe strawberry, and a hint of caramel. Baking spice and black tea notes frame the long finish. By no means inky or jammy, this has incredible finesse thanks to its vibrant acidity and polished tannins. This is a much lighter style of Zinfandel than what might be expected, and even at 14.8% ABV there is not a hint of alcohol burn. Long, persistent, and very easy to drink. This paired beautifully with Maine Sea Scallops with beet Bolognese, and should be a fantastic crowd-pleaser through 2020." – Zachys Buying Team
We could go on and on about this wine, which we boldly dubbed the "wine of the night." We've grabbed up as much as we could knowing that the combination of high quality, phenomenal vintage, prestigious winemaker, and overall flat-out deliciousness will strike a chord with wine lovers everywhere! Whether on its own or with food, Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2012 is one to enjoy again and again!
All My Best,