Maybe you might think that I'm more than a little partial to Ridge wines. This is true-it is not hard to find excellence in nearly everything they have bottled in the last 30-odd years. This 2012 zinfandel from Paso Robles is no exception. For a fairly young version of this wine it drinks now like it has been in the bottle for ten years-it will probably be just as good in ten more from now. There's lots of flavor across a wide spectrum.....a good way to describe it would be 'round', encompassing all the great flavors possible in a central California zin-for that matter, any zin from anywhere. Expect to find this for $28-32 in a good market. We found this one here at Shopper's Corner for $ 29.95. 9 swiggs . A great treat for special occasions.