Grape: 69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane, 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Thornberry, Leather, Earth
Good things come to those who wait. This much-anticipated release from Ridge Vineyards has won critical acclaim already, but the best seems yet to come. While rich, elegant and deeply textured as it may be, with layers of dark fruits, rustic leather, thorn berries and earth, it is still tightly wound, and will reveal even more of its secrets as the years go forward. Drink now if you must, you won’t be sorry, but surely decant well. To see the full expression of this masterful, remarkable vintage, you must remember that patience is a virtue, and time weaves its wonders like a tapestry.