All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.

#VineWatch13: Week 13!

To stand with new friends beside a vine –the wine limning crystal, faces bright under a crisply sprung Spring sun– is to close a circle’s story, is to sing a song of praise, is to understand a journey’s true commencement by its… Read More ›

The Nights of Buchignani

Days of Wine & Roses, Nights of Buchignani. The ’09 drops … tonight. 2009 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Preparation: Double-decanted, aerated approximately ½ hour … Appearance: Incredible color: an amethystian core enveloped in a broad weave of mulberry highlights and a multi-shaded… Read More ›

In Jimsomare Country

2008 Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Zinfandel One sniff and I know I’m in Jimsomare country; a great and strange place; funkily mystical, mountainously ghosty, soulfully perfect. Jimsomare. This is rarefied juice; pure Black Mountain, the aroma and flavor of another California;… Read More ›