If you’ve not enjoyed wines from Ridge Estate, I highly recommend picking up this one. Ridge Estate is very high quality with deep roots in Sonoma, specializing in age-worthy reds, zinfandels and blends.
The Three Valleys, Sonoma County wine is its entry level red. Comprised of 70 percent zinfandel, the balance is a mix of petite sirah, mourvèdre and carignan. Moderate oak aging gives this wine a touch of tannin, but it is still pretty sleek and medium bodied. Enjoy berry flavors backed by notes of white pepper and licorice.
Kevin Castellano, general manager at Wayzata Wine and Spirits, is a lake area wine and liquor expert. wayzatawineandspirits.com