TN: Ridge Zin Blasi '15...(short/boring)

Posted by: TomHill

TN: Ridge Zin Blasi '15...(short/boring) - 12-06-2017 10:22:42

Tried this last night:
1. Ridge Zin Blasi ChalkHill/SonomaCnty (15.3%; 20 brls; > 100 yr old vines; Drk: 8/16-8/21: JO; 2.5% water addition)
2015
: Med.dark color; strong vanilla/Am.oak/toasted coconut/ZagNutBar strong raspberry/blackberry/Zin/slight spicy some earthy/loamy pleasant enough nose; rather soft/fat bit dilute strong Am.oak/vanilla/ZagNut some raspberry/blackberry/Zin some earthy/loamy flavor w/ light soft/ripe tannins; med.long rather soft/fat strong Am.oak/vanilla/ZagNut light raspberry/blackberry/Zin finish w/ light soft tannins; a pleasant enough classic Ridge Zin but rather soft/fat/mushy lacking structure and little dusty/OV character and a bit on the dull side; not a distinctive Ridge Zin and only a small step above EastBench or 3Vllys. $35.00
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. This is a new vnyd-designate Zin for Ridge. I had high hopes for this wine. Not very distinctive and a real let-down. Don't see anything to suggest it will dramatically improve w/ age.
Tom
Posted by: BEB

Re: time - 12-07-2017 07:03:20

Could it be that this just needs more time, maybe until 2020? You know how Ridge Zins seem to come from behind and surprise at times...
Posted by: TomHill

Could Be... - 12-07-2017 09:02:25

Originally Posted By: BEB
Could it be that this just needs more time, maybe until 2020? You know how Ridge Zins seem to come from behind and surprise at times...

Could be, Boyce. But I didn't see anything in there to suggest time might do its magic.
Tom