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Located on the benchland on the far Eastern edge of Dry Creek Valley, East Bench vineyard is an ideal place to grow Zinfandel. Although the site is fairly new to Ridge, it has a long viticultural history. The original vines were abandoned in the early 1900s; the vineyard blocks have been replanted one by one over the last thirty years. Ridge’s East Bench is currently produced from vines planted in 2000 and 2001.*
The soil is comprised of clay loam with ancient river rock. Iron-rich and reddish in color, deep and well-weathered, it is ideal for growing wine grapes, especially Zinfandel. The soils are identical across the bench as are the climatic conditions, giving the vines the chance to demonstrate their distinctive character as they mature fully. This terroir brings forth a true Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that shows the characteristic red and black fruit profile and dusty spice that are the hallmarks of the appellation.*
The 2018 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel is one of the few monovarietals made by Ridge and is crafted from organically-grown grapes. Aged in a combination of new and seasoned American oak barrels, it is full-bodied yet elegant, with aromas and flavors of red and black fruits that follow through on the palate. Accents of cedar, brambly earth, and sweet baking spice unfold on the palate, adding depth and complexity. Check out the press!
92 Points, Wine Spectator:
“Appealingly old-school and just rustic enough to highlight the vibrant, briary wild berry flavors, laced with dried sage and licorice notes, building tension toward lively tannins. Drink now through 2028.” (March 2020)
Producer Name: Ridge Vineyards
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Village/Vineyard/Climat: East Bench Vineyard
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Zinfandel
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Winemaker: John Olney
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
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