Really terrific blackberry and blueberry flavors waft up on the nose. Rich blackberry and boysenberry are joined by just enough tart raspberry to give a backbone. Hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper roll through the mid-palate. This a delightful and complex wine, fruit forward and spice back. Pair it with barbecued pork ribs. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH.

WHO: Ridge Vineyards
WHAT: Zinfandel
WHEN: 2015
DESIGNATION: Paso Robles
WHERE: Paso Robles, California
HOW MUCH: $36 (media sample)
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