Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Red 2020
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Introducing Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Red 2020, a testament to the artistry of Winemaker John Olney and Consulting Winemaker Eric Baugher. This exquisite blend, comprising 74% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, and 5% Alicante Bouschet, hails from the illustrious Sonoma County appellation. With an alcohol content of 14.4%, this vintage exemplifies the essence of Ridge’s winemaking prowess.
In the glass, the wine reveals a deep garnet hue, inviting anticipation of its intricate bouquet. The nose delights in rich aromas of raspberry and fig, entwined with the allure of exotic clove spice. Fresh mint notes lend a refreshing edge to the olfactory experience, foreshadowing the layers of flavors to follow.
On the palate, the Three Valleys Red unfurls its briary fruit, a harmonious interplay of raspberry and cocoa. Subtle hints of crushed granite lend a distinctive minerality, adding depth to the wine’s character. The supple tannins offer an elegant structure, while a prolonged, lingering finish leaves a lasting impression of finesse and sophistication.
The 2020 vintage has garnered critical acclaim, further solidifying its excellence. Wilfred Wong awards this creation an impressive 92 points, celebrating its smoothness and pleasing palate experience. As the wine dances on the palate, it exhibits captivating aromas and flavors of earth, dust, and red berries. This wine pairs magnificently with a grilled hamburger crowned with aged Gruyere cheese, creating a delightful harmony of flavors and textures.
Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Red 2020 is more than a wine; it’s a testament to the terroir and expertise that define Ridge’s legacy. Rooted in tradition, this blend harmoniously captures the spirit of multiple vineyards, culminating in a symphony of flavors that will continue to evolve and delight discerning palates until 2028 and beyond. Savor this exceptional creation from one of California’s most esteemed wineries and embark on a journey through the diverse landscape of Sonoma County in every sip.