Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2009

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $39.99
Item No. 117351
  • WS92
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • V93
  • WS90
  • 2008
  • RP94
  • WS92
  • 1995
  • WS92
  • 1992
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • 1991
  • RP94
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel is deep garnet in color. The wine shows mixed boysenberry, strawberry, rhubarb compote. Peppermint, old-vine black pepper. It has a medium-to-full body, with round tannins and firm acid. On the palate, tart juicy plum, intense cherry. Layered and sensuous. Like the 2008, this Pagani has the richness and structure for aging. It will develop fully over the next fifteen years.

Blend: 80% Zinfandel, 14% Alicante Bouschet, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane

Critical Acclaim

"Bold and a bit exotic, offering blackberry cobbler and Asian spice aromas, with rich, layered flavors of wild berry, licorice and peppered beef that finish with sturdy but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2017."
92 Points

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Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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