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2018 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma Red Wine

2018 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma Red Wine

Ridge is hands down one of my favorite U.S. wine producers so when I see one of their distinct labels hit Costco shelves, it’s like finding a treasure for me.  And this bottle especially because it is a wine from Ridge that I’ve never tasted before, and Costco’s price was right on the mark.

Finding anything from Ridge for $20 is a score. Their Zins are in the $30s and up. Most of their other wines are more expensive than that. This wine came in at $19.99 at my Costco.  It’s $24-29 online and $30 at Total Wine.

Ridge Three Valleys

Ridge is known for their amazing Zin portfolio, and this Sonoma red blend is led by Zinfandel.  The varietal breakdown is 70% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 12% Carignane and 4% Mataro.

For Zin fans, this is a no brainer but fans of red blends should take note too.  While this wine exudes Zin characteristics, it is also masterfully blended to create a very accessible, very enjoyable red wine that I think will appeal to a lot of palates and could pair with many different types of food.

This wine pours a medium ruby with a little purple; it has an aromatic nose of flowers, spice and plum.  It is delightful in the mouth with silky tannins, medium in body; flavors of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and a little jam; there’s a touch of oak on the toasty finish.

This wine is well made, well balanced, and just what I hoped for from Ridge in a Sonoma blend.  They are just so consistent. Although their wines are not inexpensive, they always deliver high quality for the price, at least in my opinion. 

Ridge Three Valleys
I always love the descriptions on the back of Ridge wines that give extra detail into the vintage, harvest and production

I’d encourage readers to look for their Estate Cab, Chardonnay, and of course, any of their Zins.  If you want to really go nuts, the Ridge Monte Bello ($250), from the Santa Cruz mountains, is one of the most unique and beautiful California Cabs out there.

But to finish up on this blend, this is a great price on a really impressive wine, and one that will earn a spot on our Top Picks list.  Nice job Costco bringing this bottle in. Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Blog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 751617

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Perimeter)

Alc. 14.5%


Saturday 6th of February 2021

$35.99 in Austin, Texas. Actually cheaper to buy at the local liquor store (generally around $30). Sure wish I could get some for $20!


Saturday 6th of February 2021

The price here in Massachusetts is also $23.


Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I saw this wine in my local Costco here in central California last week, and it was retailing closer to $23 not $20. So either they just lowered the price, or different prices for different parts of the country. I haven’t bought this wine yet, but on your recommendation I’ll pick up a half a case on my next trip.

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