Rich aromas of chocolate covered cherries waft up from the glass. They lead on the palate, too, quickly followed by raspberry, milk chocolate, and leather. Smooth, fine-grained tannins and just enough acidity to keep the balance offer a lovely mouth-feel. Red fruit and chocolate linger. This is an opulent, round, mouth-filling wine begging for a black and blue strip loin. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge
WHAT: Zinfandel
WHEN: 2015
DESIGNATION: East Bench
WHERE: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
HOW MUCH: $35 (media sample)
POINTS: 93

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