As the vines grow older, the Alder Ridge Zins gain complexity and gravitas with each new vintage. Tart and brambly, this is a berry-fest, with racy flavors of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry and hints of baking spice. The acidity and overall balance suggest that this can prosper through 2020.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.