West Coast Wine Network
Vineyards & Wineries
Promise Cabernet Sauvignon
Muscadine Wines
Three coins wine
Hooker wine
Another view from Chappellet
The view from Chappellet
Hooker Wines - Wine for Rugby lovers
Garnet Vineyards
Lawer Family Wines - Vineyard Estate Rentals in Calistoga
Chappellet Winery
March
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#390980 - 06-13-2020 15:42:53 TN: Two New Ridges....(short/boring)
TomHill Online   content
Venerated Icon
Elvis Has Entered the Building!

Registered: 02-15-2004 17:42:19
Posts: 11193
Loc: LosAlamos
Tried these two new ATP Ridges last Sunday at Pig+Fig:
1. Ridge Zin Jimsomare MonteBelloVnyd/SantaCruzMtns (100% Zin; 15.3%; 13 brls; bttld: May'19; Drk: 3/19-3/34: EB) 2017: Very dark color; slight milk of magnesia/vanilla/Am.oak rather intense blackberry/Zin/very spicy/chocolaty complex beautiful nose; fairly tart strong blackberry/Zin/very spicy some dusty/OV some vanilla/Am.oak fairly complex flavor w/ some hard tannins; very long/lingering intense blackberry/very spicy/Zin/ripe/chocolaty modest vanilla/Am.oak fairly dusty/OV slight earthy bit complex finish w/ ample hard/chewey tannins; lots of very spicy blackberry fruit for a Ridge ATP Zin and of near LyttonSprings level of quality. $36.00 (ATP)
_______
2. Ridge Charbono FredianiVyd/Calistoga/NapaVlly (13.0%; 8 brls; bttld: Aug 2019; Drk: 6/19-6/26-6/27: JO; tartaric acid) 2018: Very dark near black color; strong vanilla/Am.oak rather chocolaty/earthy/loamy/licorice rather dusty/OV bit rustic nose; fairly tart strong vanilla/Am.oak chocolaty/licorice/pungent some earthy/loamy bit rough/rustic interesting flavor w/ ample rough tannins; very long strong vanilla/Am.oak strong chocolaty/licorice/pungent some earthy/loamy somewhat rustic finish w/ ample rough tannins; a very interesting rather rough earthy/loamy Ridge red. $36.00 (ATP)
____________
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Jimsomare: This is always one of my most favorite Ridge ATP wines and always shows a LS level of spicy fruit. A no-brainer purchase every year the make it.
_______
2. Charbono: Once fairly widely planted in the NapaVlly, but now mostly pulled in favor of Cab. So sad. DNA, it is identical to the French Corbeau of the Savoie region. Have never see'd a French/Savoie Corbeau. It tends to produce a rather earthy/rustic/oafish kind of red. This reminded me a lot of some of the old Inglenook Charbonos.
I was blindsided by the appearance of a Charbono from Ridge. This is a new variety and new vnyd for Ridge. They did quite a good job with it. If they're going to be taking on new vnyds, I wish Ridge would go back to the Esola/Amador vnyd. Returning to the Occidental/von Weidlich vnyd is out of the question. Besides, EricSussman makes a terrific Zin from thos grapes. I've heard that Ridge is also poking arounf Lodi as well.
Tom

Top
#390983 - 06-14-2020 07:23:47 Re: TN: Two New Ridges....(short/boring) [Re: TomHill]
Bob Davis Offline
Obsessed

Registered: 12-13-2000 08:00:00
Posts: 4709
Loc: Steeler Nation
We love specific Charbonos. The one from T-Vine is very good with a little bit of age.

Top


Misc. Stuff
Muscadine winegrapes
Muscadine wine collection
2010 Garnet Pinot Noir - Rodgers Creek Vineyard
Promise Wine
Dom Perignon
Chappellet Wine
Lawer Family Three Coins Wine
13 Blackbirds
Old Wine
2009 HdR Last Seminar
Newest Members
Emily, samishra, PippoMura, salil, jamesbeagle10
1691 Registered Users
Top Posters
Brad Harrington 13935
JFO 13064
TomHill 11193
Marshall Manning 10482
Florida Jim 7704
David Andreozzi 7132
blil 6251
Marc Hanes 5639
BEB 5415
Dave Dyroff 4781