2008RidgeMazzoni2008 Ridge, Mazzoni Home Ranch, Dry Creek Valley Red.
A hearty field blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and a tiny amount of other black grapes, the Mazzoni Home Ranch gives loads of fruit, earth, spice and vigor, making for a totally enjoyable experience. The Mazzoni shows red raspberry, lavender spice, forest floor earth and briery notes with plum, cherry and loganberry all adding to the cascade of flavors. This medium to full bodied Zin blend has a dark purple hue and subtle floral tones with very nice balance and length with a touch of cedar adding to the mix and enough acidity to keep things fresh, plus mild tannins that melding well into this sturdy red. Very complete now, but should age gracefully over the next 5-7 years, impressive and delicious. Available through the tasting room or Ridge’s wine club only, but worth the trek to their tasting room!
($30 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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