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Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel

  • 26 Jan 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Vivo Italian Restaurant 4558 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
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January Lehigh Chapter Tasting

Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel: Comparative Tasting

Of 10 Vineyards

Sunday, January 26, 2 PM

Hosts: Percy & Anne Dougherty  percydougherty@aol.com

Vivo Italian Restaurant

4558 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104

Ridge Vineyards is one of the most famous Zinfandel wine producers in the world. The strength of this producer is the old vines, many over 100 years old. The wine produced from these wines is mouthwatering and delicious. The Litton Springs Vineyard is especially famous and is a standard by which other Zinfandels are graded.

After we cleanse our pallets with the icebreaker, we will taste 10 Zinfandel’s from the same winery but from 10 different vineyards. Their production is very similar in terms of the winemaker, vintage, oak treatment, and production techniques. The only difference is the difference in vineyards and their soil‘s and micro climate conditions. This is what the French call terroir. Ridge ferments wines using the native yeasts from the vineyard rather than cultured yeast strains. Ridge is committed to sustainability and organic farming of their vineyards. They are the largest grower of organically certified grapes in Sonoma County and in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.

Join us and see if you can taste the difference in the physical geography of the Vineyards. The wine tasting will be followed by dinner. The total cost of all of the wines and dinner will be $58.  Please bring two glasses per person plus a bottle of wine to share with dinner. The food is good and usually more than we can eat.  You can pay online with a credit card, or you can send a check (to Percy Dougherty, 5726 Sandtrap Ln., Allentown, PA 18106 by Sunday, January 19th).  Nobody will be counted until they have paid.  You can contact Anne and Percy at annezdougherty@gmail.com or percydougherty@aol.com. This tasting should be very popular and will be limited to 40 people, so sign up early or be disappointed.

Ridge Vineyards Tasted

Ridge 2016 East Bench Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Paso Robles Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Blasi Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Ponzo Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Guadagni Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Hooker Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Carmichael Zinfandel
Ridge 2016 Three Valleys Sonoma County (blend)
Ridge 2016 Lytton Springs (blend)

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