Ridge Pagani Ranch ZInfandel 2017
I'm going to step aside for a moment at let the guys at Ridge tell you about their Pagani Ranch Zinfandel: "Heavy winter rains and a warm spring created ideal growing conditions. To even ripening, we dropped a third of the crop in the young vines. Always the last zinfandel vineyard we harvest, 2017 was no exception. We picked the young vines October 3rd and the old vines four days later. Incredible concentration from the old vines and the bright acidity typical of this vineyard makes this wine enjoyable over the next ten years."
This field blend of Zinfandel (84%), Petite Sirah (7%), Alicante Bouschet (7%), and Mataro (2%) delivers focused jammy blueberry fruit and pepper on the nose. On the palate, fresh cherry, mineral, firm acidity, balanced structure and long lingering finish.
Pair with blackberry braised beef short ribs, Kansas City baby back ribs or pappardelle with wild boar ragu.