First release

Ridge Pagani Ranch 2022

UK Exclusive – The first release of Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2022

Ridge Pagani Ranch 2022

The wonderful benefits of the long-term partnership The Wine Society has had with Ridge really comes to the fore in access to wines like this. Knowing our members’ love of Ridge zinfandels, we are allocated this parcel of Pagani Ranch Zinfandel each year as a UK exclusive.    

Order by midday on Thursday, 6th June

The Pagani Ranch vineyard in Sonoma, perfectly positioned in an enclave that benefits from lengthy exposure to cooling morning fogs, was planted in the 1880s by the same family who manage it today, complete with centenarian vines that predate the Prohibition era. A field blend of 82% zinfandel, 9% Alicante Bouschet, 5% petite sirah and 4% mataro, Pagani Ranch Zinfandel has been made by the team at Ridge since 1991 and forms part of their stellar portfolio.  

Early flowering and mild summer weather provided excellent growing conditions in 2022.  Pagani Ranch, with its cool Sonoma positioning, is often the last zinfandel harvested, but in 2022 ripened earlier being picked in mid-September giving an additional freshness. A number of older vines, planted between 1896 and 1922, were included in the blend giving depth of flavour and great texture. The vibrant bramble fruit and racy acidity though is driven by the younger vines included, helping the overall complexity and balance.  

This wine is delicious in its youth, with power, nerve, fruit and spice, however as with all of Ridges Zinfandels this will also develop and improve over ten years happily. 

Buyer for the USA
Sarah Knowles MW Buyer for the USA
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