Deep garnet color in glass with a thin browning rim. Nice nose. Good body and fruit on palate. Has an interesting "non vinifera" character but good nevertheless. Would compete with many California Cabs in this price range ($18.99). Needs a little time. 88/100.
Medium dark saturated color in glass with mahogany rims. Nice bouquet. Good body and fruit on palate which improves with aeration. (14.5% alcohol.) Moderate acidity and drying tannins. Virtually at peak or slightly beyond. Drink up! 88/100.
Low neck fill and cork came out in one piece. Excellent color in glass with thin browning rims. Lovely bouquet. Full bodied on palate with concentrated fruit and lots of depth. Toasty, tobacco-like overtones. A little tannic in finish with lots of grip. Not too complex but well made and just starting to turn. A few particles of sediment in last glass. 89/100.
Excellent fill level. Fading garnet color with bricking obvious. Nice bouquet and good fruit on palate - very robust and Syrah-like. Alcohol (14%) does not intrude. Fading but not disjointed. Dusty, drying tannins. Probably 5 years past peak but making old bones. No Shiraz sweetness. Some sludge sediment at bottom of bottle. Drink up! 89/100.
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. 14% alchohol. Super deep garnet color in glass with faint bricking. Lovely bouquet. Lots of ripe fruit and depth on palate. Light drying tannins in finish. Slightly, just slightly beyond peak. A classic Rasteau! 90/100.
40% Nanzuelo, 40% Syrah, 20% Garnacha. 14.5% alchohol. Good color in glass with fading rims. Lovely bouquet. Good fruit on palate though obviously fading. Alcohol does not intrude. A few particles of sediment. 88/100.
81% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane. Good color in glass with fading rims. Nice, spicey nose. Good body with ripe fruit on palate. Fruit supports 15.4% alchohol as usual with Ridge Zins. Not too complex but a solid wine. No sediment. At peak. Drink up! 89/100.