Will Sweatpants Survive The Lockdown?
Here @MetroWines, we are the First to Introduce:
The OFFICIAL SWEATPANTS WINE
So, we looked for an easy drinking wine with clear purpose.
Just because you are clad in the casual does not mean you are not working
and working on complicated stuff. So there!
** The 2017 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench **
made from 100% Zinfandel aged 12 months in 10% American oak,
has a medium ruby color and is scented of violet, lilac, warm peaches
and yellow apricot with wet clay, dust, red and black cherries, bramble fruit
and notions of dried herbs and earth melted right into all that fruit.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Zinfandel East Bench, made from 100% Zinfandel aged 12 months in 10% American oak,
has a medium ruby color and is scented of violet, lilac, warm peaches and yellow apricot with wet clay, dust, red and black cherries, bramble fruit and notions of dried herbs and earth melted right into all that fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it has wonderful earth-tinged fruits in the mouth with chalky,
integrated tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and layered. A more serious expression. "
91 points Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2017 Zinfandel East Bench comes from the Dry Creek Valley and has a classic bouquet
of spice blue fruits, sweet kirsch, cedar, and tobacco leaf. It's a juicy, forward, delicious effort
that has notable purity, as well as balance. Drink it anytime over the coming 15 years or more."
90 points Vinous
"The 2017 Zinfandel East Bench is bold and forward, with all of the intensity of Dry Creek very much
in evidence. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, leather, licorice, spice and chocolate all race out of the glass. The East Bench is always extroverted in style, as it is once again in 2017."
90 points Wine & Spirits
"This wine is a paean to Ridge’s devotion to California’s viticultural heritage. The 19th-century
vineyard site, neighboring Ridge’s Lytton Springs vineyard, was abandoned in the early 20th century. Working with cuttings from four pre-phylloxera vineyards, Ridge has been replanting the site,
including the two blocks that provided this wine, planted in 2000 and ’01. They produced a lean,
fragrant red in 2017, a gracious young zinfandel with notes of stewed cherries and shiso."
John Kerr @MetroWines says 91 Points
and gets better, read more points, with age!
"Many in the wine know consider Ridge one of the best wineries in the country.
Years ago, Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon was a winner at the famous Judgment of Pairs.
It's a solid winery with a long history quietly making fine wine and honesty in labeling!
Many think of Zinfandel as simple but Ridge presents complexity and character bottle and,
at the same time, enormous comfort like the versatility of sweatpants."
$32.97 at winechateau.com
$36.99 at Gasparros.com
and My Personal Favorite: $29.95 at K&L
*** $27 all day long @MetroWines ***
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