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WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:24 pm

Decided to crack this last night:
1. Ridge Zin PaganiRanch SonomaVlly/Calif (96% Zin/2% PS/1% AlicanteBouchet/1% Mataro; 14.2%; bttld May 07; Drk: 2/07-2/12-2/13: EB) 2005: Med.color w/ slight bricking; strong ripe/boysenberry/blackberry/Zin/some spicy rather pencilly/cedary/Am.oak some dusty/OV slightly tired/oldRed light earthy/peppery some complex nose; soft rather cedary/pencilly/vanilla/Am.oak light raspberry/boysenberry/Zin/slight spicy slight dusty/OV bit tired/dried-out/oldRed bit complex flavor w/ light gentle/drying tannins; soft rather cedary/pencilly/Am.oak some ripe/boysenberry/blackberry/Zin bit tired/oldRed/drying finish w/ light astringent tannins; some interesting oldRed things therein but pretty much on its last legs. $28.00
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1. After the spectacular '15 Pagani the other night, I was expecting a lot from this wine, despite being a few yrs beyond Eric's drinking window. But it had lost a considerable amount of fruit and was well on its downside. Not a lot of pleasure to drink.
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Re: WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:53 pm

I cannot remember the last time I bought a Pagani Ranch.
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Ehhhh...

by TomHill » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:00 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I cannot remember the last time I bought a Pagani Ranch.


Ehhhh...old age catching up w/ you here, David?? :roll:

I tend to like the Paganis because they're often the most interesting, to me, of the Ridge Zins.
But this makes me question their longevity. I think the Geyservilles and Lyttons are
a bit more reliable agers.
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Re: WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:48 pm

More like lack of availability. And I prefer Lytton and Geyserville.
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Re: WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by Jason Hagen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:29 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I cannot remember the last time I bought a Pagani Ranch.


I have decided to just stick to Geyserville, occasional Petit Sirah and a very rare Motebello (out of my price range :( )

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Re: WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:41 pm

Just saw Claude Kolm’s notes on the 2015 Pagani. He hated it.
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Re: WTN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '05...(short/boring)

by Brian K Miller » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Jason Hagen wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:I cannot remember the last time I bought a Pagani Ranch.


I have decided to just stick to Geyserville, occasional Petit Sirah and a very rare Motebello (out of my price range :( )

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The Estate Cabs are pretty good (if still pricey, not insanely so). We tried the 2012 and 2013 side by side and the 2012 is already lovely.
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