The nose promises huge concentration, redolent with blueberry pie and rose petals. On the palate, red fruit dominates, with cherry pie filling, baked raspberries, roses and spice. This is an opulent wine, loaded with fruit, with enough tannic structure to hold it together. Any great steak will pair beautifully, but some bottles of wine are better with big glasses and good conversation. Highly recommended. 94 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge
WHAT:Zinfandel
WHEN:2015
DESIGNATION: Pagani Ranch
WHERE:Sonoma County, California
HOW MUCH:$40 (media sample)
POINTS: 94