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2010 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

ITEM 8395465 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased at retail; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
genag $35 $35
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8395465 1 $35 Aug 21, 2022
I8383682 1 $35 Aug 14, 2022
I8349547 1 $35 Jul 31, 2022
I8164971 1 $35 Apr 3, 2022
I8156990 1 $35 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...strikingly beautiful... Sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers and spices waft from the glass in this gorgeous offering... Crystalline notes add a fabulous element of purity on the finish... a true standout at any price.

90Vinous / IWC

Cherry-vanilla and blueberry aromas are complicated by notes of mocha, cola and peppery spices. Broad, fleshy and sweet on entry... offering sweet black and blue fruit qualities and a suave floral pastille nuance...

PRODUCER

Ridge

Ridge Vineyards is a multi-estate enterprise with vineyards and wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Sonoma County and Paso Robles. It is a leader in organic, sustainable winemaking and is the largest grower of certified organic grapes in the appellations of Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The business was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. For more than 50 years Ridge’s winemaker and CEO was Paul Draper, a legendary figure in California winemaking. Draper retired in 2016 and Ridge veteran Mark Vernon became CEO. Each winery has its own winemaker. Ridge makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Rhone style wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. writes that Ridge “is undeniably one of California’s top wineries.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.