Tried last night from my recent Z-List shipment:
Ridge Zin PaganiRanch SonomaVlly (83% Zin/10% AlicanteBouschet/7% PS; 15.0%; bttld April 2017;
Drk: 2/17-2/27-2/29: EB) 2015: Very dark/near blacl color; very intense boysenberry/blackberry/Zin/chocolaty/licorice quite dusty/OV rather sauvage/earthy/rustic very light smokey/Am.oak/toasty complex classiv Pagani nose w/ lots of deep bass notes; lightly tart/tangy very intense ripe/boysenberry/blackberry/Zin/very spicy bit chocolaty/licorice quite dusty/OV rather rustic/earthy/sauvage slight alcoholic beautiful complex flavor w/ ample ripe/smooth tannins; very long/lingering lightly tart mouthfilling/lush very intense boysenberry/ripe Zin/blaclberry/licorice light smokey/Am.oak/toasty quite dusty/OV structured bit earthy/rustic finish w/ some ripe/smooth tannins; a beautiful expression of Pagani. $36.00 (Z-List)
A wee BP:
- I was pretty blown away by this wine. One of the best young Paganis I can recall. Though the emphasis is on ripe boysenberry fruit, it has plenty of acid and avoids straying into overripe territory and carries its alcohol well. Reminds a bit in richness and texture some of the Dusi Zins, but more structure and more dusty/OV character. A stunning Pagani. I’m going back for more.