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Anyone opened one of these babies lately? Don't see any TNs here for this vintage. Thanks.
 
Posts: 1006 | Location: Back in the 'burbs of D.C. | Registered: Feb 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Anyone? Bueller?
 
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Newsguy,

I do not drink Zin, so no help. I'm curious what you are thinking. Are you thinking the wine is not ready, or severe sediment, or... ?

There was a time I drank Zin, but never decanted a single bottle. When I think Pagani Zin from Ridge, I still think vanilla smell and taste. Smack

Just curious.
 
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I guess I agree w W + A. I can't remember ever decanting a Ridge Zin.

Not that you couldn't. But usually it's pop and pour.


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I've popped the '08 & '09 Ridge Lytton Springs recently, and they both needed around a (2) hour decant. Great wine, and good QPR.

I'm not huge on Zin either, but anything from Ridge or back vintages of Ravenswood "Old Hill" rarely disappoint.
 
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I would just decant for 45 minutes and see where it goes in the glass from there over the next few hours. I just recently opened a 1999 Ridge Lytton Springs that was just beautiful.
 
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