Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.0119 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Renato Hoyle

Holding strong after 9 years

Holding strong after 9 years

Jul 17th, 2022
JDR
9.0

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

Tried the new realease 2013 at Ridge yesterday and decided to have a bottle early. Lovely ripe plum and blackberry with sweet spice. Already good and look forward to trying as it ages more.

2 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Hot as hell

Hot as hell

Jun 15th, 2016
Andre Lopez

Wild berries and plums and oddly enough, some tropical notes of mango along with dried apricot. Juicy and layered.

Wild berries and plums and oddly enough, some tropical notes of mango along with dried apricot. Juicy and layered.

Feb 13th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Big and ripe for Ridge, but hey, it's Paso. Nice for the style.

Big and ripe for Ridge, but hey, it's Paso. Nice for the style.

Jan 29th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Red roses, cherries, hint of cocoa. On the palate, a little sweetness and a bit if cherry put.

Red roses, cherries, hint of cocoa. On the palate, a little sweetness and a bit if cherry put.

Aug 17th, 2015
Kyle Meyer

Great again? #ridgebeingridge

Jun 9th, 2015
Brandon Boesch

Wow is this tasting great at 9 years. Much more spice, cocoa, and not a lot of heat despite 15%. So much good fruit with plum and chocolate covered cherries. Also some anise and blackberry jam. So much flavor.

Wow is this tasting great at 9 years. Much more spice, cocoa, and not a lot of heat despite 15%. So much good fruit with plum and chocolate covered cherries. Also some anise and blackberry jam. So much flavor.

Nov 23rd, 2022
David Lee

A year or two past its prime, but still shows the beauty of Ridge. Ripe blueberries, blackberries and spice with surprising balance for 14.8 ABV

A year or two past its prime, but still shows the beauty of Ridge. Ripe blueberries, blackberries and spice with surprising balance for 14.8 ABV

Jan 5th, 2021
Aaron Wenger

Color: Garnet with dark purple tinge
Nose: heavy turpentine with faint mulch
Taste: classic Zin profile. Flash of pepper, black cherry, finishing with oily leathery tannin. Good structure. Long finish. Excellent with Challerhocker cheese.

Color: Garnet with dark purple tinge
Nose: heavy turpentine with faint mulch
Taste: classic Zin profile. Flash of pepper, black cherry, finishing with oily leathery tannin. Good structure. Long finish. Excellent with Challerhocker cheese.

May 24th, 2017