EP 158 Ridge Wines from California

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Ridge is a very famous winery in California and today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes a few examples because that’s what the fans want!

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  • QueSeraSyrah

    QOD: Favorite zinfandel: 2004 Robert Biale Black Chicken Ranch Zinfandel

  • zinman

    Best zin I every had was from “Storybook Mountain” in Napa. I think it was a 1998.

  • zinman

    Best zin I every had was from “Storybook Mountain” in Napa. I think it was a 1998.

  • Riezin

    Lytton Spring has long been a favorite – I havent had the 04. Storybook Mountain also makes several great, quite age-worthy wines. And the Hanna Bismark Ranch 00 from Sonoma was awesome when drank a year ago.

    How about seeing some verticals in the future?

  • Riezin

    Lytton Spring has long been a favorite – I havent had the 04. Storybook Mountain also makes several great, quite age-worthy wines. And the Hanna Bismark Ranch 00 from Sonoma was awesome when drank a year ago.

    How about seeing some verticals in the future?

  • Benji

    Hey Gary,

    Favorite Zin is the Brown Estate Zinfandel from Napa. Vintage was either the 03′ or 04′. Pretty tasty wine and the best zinfandel of the group from this varietal that I have tried.

    -Benji

  • Benji

    Hey Gary,

    Favorite Zin is the Brown Estate Zinfandel from Napa. Vintage was either the 03′ or 04′. Pretty tasty wine and the best zinfandel of the group from this varietal that I have tried.

    -Benji

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    Zindfandels fill up a lot of my wine cabinet. Many from Turly, Ravenswood and Rosenblum single vineyards. Great as always Gary.

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    Zindfandels fill up a lot of my wine cabinet. Many from Turly, Ravenswood and Rosenblum single vineyards. Great as always Gary.

  • Dave

    Favorite zin? 2002 Elyse A.K.A. Unbelievable juice.

  • Dave

    Favorite zin? 2002 Elyse A.K.A. Unbelievable juice.

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    Why are you using a Syrah/Amarone/Malbec glass to taste Zinfandel?

    Favorite Zin: Earthquake Lodi Zin (Wine Library – $19.99); all kick, no filler. Wimpys need not apply.

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    Why are you using a Syrah/Amarone/Malbec glass to taste Zinfandel?

    Favorite Zin: Earthquake Lodi Zin (Wine Library – $19.99); all kick, no filler. Wimpys need not apply.

  • Vinacull

    Gary,
    Excellent concept and thanks for taking the idea from the Forums. You mentioned two hours open, but I too wonder whether they were decanted and would have benefitted from being open longer because it seems unusual for the nose to be restrained on the Lytton. QOTD- Can’t list just one – 1) 91 Ridge Lytton Springs 2)’01 Turley Duarte (perhaps because it was excellent and yet smelled/tasted unlike a Zin) and 3) ’01 Hartford Court Fanucchi Wood. I have a ’99 Turley Howell Mountain Pringle that I’ll be drinking this year that may challenge this listing.

  • Vinacull

    Gary,
    Excellent concept and thanks for taking the idea from the Forums. You mentioned two hours open, but I too wonder whether they were decanted and would have benefitted from being open longer because it seems unusual for the nose to be restrained on the Lytton. QOTD- Can’t list just one – 1) 91 Ridge Lytton Springs 2)’01 Turley Duarte (perhaps because it was excellent and yet smelled/tasted unlike a Zin) and 3) ’01 Hartford Court Fanucchi Wood. I have a ’99 Turley Howell Mountain Pringle that I’ll be drinking this year that may challenge this listing.

  • DJAAA

    Gary,

    I actually love The Ridge you tasted a few months back – and if it weren’t 3am, I’d have the gumption (sp???) to check the label out. I am ‘cellaring’ a bottle to drink in a year or so and I am curious to see the changes. Zins are my absolute favorite wine.

    AAA

  • DJAAA

    Gary,

    I actually love The Ridge you tasted a few months back – and if it weren’t 3am, I’d have the gumption (sp???) to check the label out. I am ‘cellaring’ a bottle to drink in a year or so and I am curious to see the changes. Zins are my absolute favorite wine.

    AAA

  • http://www.everettridge.com/ John Masters

    I’ll second what Comment 69: By Alaska1 said about Everett Ridge.. Neat place to visit too in Healdsburg California..

    They now are part of Esterlina Vineyards which has an awesome Riesling..

  • http://www.everettridge.com John Masters

    I’ll second what Comment 69: By Alaska1 said about Everett Ridge.. Neat place to visit too in Healdsburg California..

    They now are part of Esterlina Vineyards which has an awesome Riesling..

  • Dan

    I am a big fan of Ridge. We visited the Healdsburg location in Sept. ’06. The facility is very nice, and the wines excellent as well.

    I have to wonder, Gary, if maybe your bottle of Lytton Springs was a bit off. I recently had a bottle of the LS Zin which was very very nice. I’ll agree, maybe not a 95, but I would have given it a 92.

  • Dan

    I am a big fan of Ridge. We visited the Healdsburg location in Sept. ’06. The facility is very nice, and the wines excellent as well.

    I have to wonder, Gary, if maybe your bottle of Lytton Springs was a bit off. I recently had a bottle of the LS Zin which was very very nice. I’ll agree, maybe not a 95, but I would have given it a 92.

  • Robert Hickey

    Gary,

    I stumbled on this site while researching some Riojas. This episode particularly hits home as I visited a Ridge winery in Healdsburg, Lytton Springs, and bought the Three Valleys, Pagani Ranch and Ponzo after some intense tasting. Anyone in that area should take the beaten path to this vineyard. Anyway, I have to say that I found all three to be great and I always consider Ridge when I see them on the wine list. I think that you may have suffered through a bad bottle of the Lytton, but I am glad to see a site that has such a friendly venue for wine afficiandos.

    One more thing, do you guys deliver to Florida?

    Rob
    Altamonte Springs FL

  • http://n/a Robert Hickey

    Gary,

    I stumbled on this site while researching some Riojas. This episode particularly hits home as I visited a Ridge winery in Healdsburg, Lytton Springs, and bought the Three Valleys, Pagani Ranch and Ponzo after some intense tasting. Anyone in that area should take the beaten path to this vineyard. Anyway, I have to say that I found all three to be great and I always consider Ridge when I see them on the wine list. I think that you may have suffered through a bad bottle of the Lytton, but I am glad to see a site that has such a friendly venue for wine afficiandos.

    One more thing, do you guys deliver to Florida?

    Rob
    Altamonte Springs FL

  • Texican

    Gary,
    Great show! I am a big zin fan and enjoy wines from Ridge.

    QOTD 1: Lamborn Family zin by Heidi Barrett. A great Howell Mountain wine. Also Howell Mountain 1999 Old Vine; we had this at a restaurant in Scottsdale and still talk about it!

    Gail

  • Texican

    Gary,
    Great show! I am a big zin fan and enjoy wines from Ridge.

    QOTD 1: Lamborn Family zin by Heidi Barrett. A great Howell Mountain wine. Also Howell Mountain 1999 Old Vine; we had this at a restaurant in Scottsdale and still talk about it!

    Gail

  • Alos Diallo

    Awesome episode as always I love ridge

  • Alos Diallo

    Awesome episode as always I love ridge

  • Seth

    QOTD Earthquake Zinfandel from Lodi as mentioned below is my favorite for the price (about 20 bucks), but have also fallen in love with the Turley stuff

  • Seth

    QOTD Earthquake Zinfandel from Lodi as mentioned below is my favorite for the price (about 20 bucks), but have also fallen in love with the Turley stuff

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Lovin the cheese Gary…now if I can only find it out here!

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