2016 Ridge East Bench Zin

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Michael Fess
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2016 Ridge East Bench Zin

#1 Post by Michael Fess » June 8th, 2019, 2:39 pm

Seen a bunch sitting on a local shelf and grabbed one to give it a try before I took them all. So glad I did.
Very thin, watery, lacking fruit with some cherry flavor, not much on the finish. Not sure if its was an off bottle. Not very good.

I sent a glass to my neighbor just so I thought it was not me and he had the same opinion, not good. CT is all over the place on this bottle as well.

The 2007 Carmichael I had a few months back was kicking and made me think why am I not buying more Ridge Zin. Not a deterrent to buy other Ridge, as I grabbed a few '16 Geyserville's.

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Re: 2016 Ridge East Bench Zin

#2 Post by Bryan Price » June 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm

Bought two of the 2012s on WineBid. Still loads of intense fruit, delicious.
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Re: 2016 Ridge East Bench Zin

#3 Post by George Chadwick » June 10th, 2019, 9:50 pm

Of the easy to find but less known ones, really like Carmichael and Buchignani and Mill Creek (?), didn't care for East Bench or Boatman or Hooker.

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Re: 2016 Ridge East Bench Zin

#4 Post by Howard Cooper » June 11th, 2019, 4:59 am

I love Ridge Zins, but mostly buy Geyserville (or sometimes Lytton Springs) and Three Valleys for a less expensive wine.
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