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  • 2013 Ridge Geyserville – USA, California, Sonoma County (7/15/2021)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plum and black berries. Rich flavors of currants, plums and berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Ridge Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from Magnum.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, black raspberries, black cherries and flowers. Flavors of black raspberries, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/23/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, talc, toasted and mixed yellow fruit. Flavors of lemon curd, vanilla and yellow pear. Light acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was this is a 2005 Chardonnay from Sonoma County, likely Paul Hobbs or perhaps Pine Ridge. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/27/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, Kirsch, smoke and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the shorter term. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/31/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black berries and pepper. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2009 Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (8/23/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, talc, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of cream, vanilla, yellow pear and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Ridge Lytton Springs – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/24/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of laquer, pepper, berries and plums. Flavors of berries, plums, currants and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (5/29/2013)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, yellow pears, apples and a hint of camphor. Flavors of tangy yellow apples, creme fraiche and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (9/1/2012)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dried pineapple, talc, vanilla and lemon verbena. Flavors of lemon, vanilla, creme fraiche and a hint of hazelnut on the finish. Medium to tangy acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d likely hold another year and try again. Let it flesh out in bottle some more. (92 points)

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