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2002 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County (750ml)
Producer: Ridge Vineyards ridgewine.com
Appellation: Sonoma County - California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Carignan - Petite Syrah - Mataro
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$18.99
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ridgewine.com: US$20.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 3, 2005 , sgwoods
rated: January 1, 2004 , Ridge Vineyards ridgewine.com
"Three Valleys is a Ridge proprietary name, referring to three of Sonoma County's finest appellations. Roughly half the grapes in this bottling came from six vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, one-third from six vineyards in Alexander Valley, and the balance from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley; included are grapes from recent plantings on our Lytton Springs and Geyserville vineyards. The wines fermented on their natural yeasts, were pressed at eight days, and completed a natural (uninoculated) malolactic fermentation five weeks later. Aged in air-dried american oak barrels (twenty percent new, the rest two to six years old), this full, well-balanced zinfandel is enjoyable now. Its rich fruit will show to best advantage over the next four or five years. PD (1/04)"