Ridge California Coast Range ($16.99)
Inky reddish-purple color, almost black. Earthy and spicy aromas focus on blackberries and plums, with hints of licorice playing counterpoint. Big and "chewy" flavors center on black fruit and subtle earthy notes, with palatable tannins and crisp, lemony acidity to keep things in balance. An excellent wine, a thoughtful blend that adds dimension to the Zin. US Importer: (Aug 31, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Fine companion with grilled lamb.
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