Ridge Three Valleys

82% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, 2% Alicante Bouschet. 2012 Three Valleys, bottled January 2014. Zinfandel, having suffered low yields for the past four years, rebounded, setting a large crop. Warm weather through September brought the grapes to ideal ripeness, and natural-yeast fermentations began immediately. When uninoculated secondaries finished, the wines were blind-tasted, selected, and blended. This appealing vintage is from grapes grown on seven vineyards in three Sonoma County valleys. It will be most enjoyable over the next five years. www.ridgewine.com. 14.2% Alc/vol. Bottled by Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, CA.