TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)

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TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)

#1 Post by TomHill » February 11th, 2019, 8:39 am

Tried this this weekend w/ Susan:
1. Ridge Zin HookerCreek/SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty (BedrockVnyd; 96% Zin/2% AlicanteBouschet/2% PS; 2% water
addition; 15.0%; 34 brls; bttld 12/2015; Drk: 9/15-9/21-9/22: JO) 2014
: Dark color; strong blackberry/boysenberry/Zin/quite spicy classic SonomaVllyZin rather dusty/OV some vanilla/Am.oak rather fragrant nose; lightly tart strong blackberry/raspberry/Zin/rather spicy strong Am.oak/vanilla quite dusty/OV bit complex flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long bit tart strong raspberry/blackberry/Zin/very spicy fairly dusty/OV strong vanilla/Am.oak finish w/ light tangy tannins; a pretty classic SonomaVlly Zin done in the Ridge style; nothing about this wine shouts BedrockVnyd but reminds slightly of the Bedrock/Bedrock but not as intense & much more oak; another pretty Ridge Zin but just that. $30.00 (Z-List)
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1. I first tasted this in Aug'16 and liked it quite a lot. I still like it but it's not at the level of the LS or Pagani. HookerCreek is, of course, Ridge's historical name for the BedrockVnyd.
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Re: TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)

#2 Post by George Chadwick » February 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm

I wasn't impressed by this. The Ridge Carmichael at a similar price interests me much more.

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Yup...

#3 Post by TomHill » February 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm

George Chadwick wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
I wasn't impressed by this. The Ridge Carmichael at a similar price interests me much more.
Yup, George....I would say that the last 2-3 vintages of Carmichael have been very good & better than the HookerCreek.
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Re: TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)

#4 Post by Howard Cooper » February 12th, 2019, 5:11 am

I have gotten to the point with Ridge "Zins" that I mostly just buy Geyserville, Lytton Springs and, when I want a cheaper alternative, Three Valleys.
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