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Geyserville Ridge Kalifornien Zinfandel Petite Syrah Carign. Rot 2008
This full-bodied yet elegant Zinfandel is an intense purple colour with a nose<br/>of blueberries, blackberries and spice. In the mouth it offers a harmonious<br/>balance of rich, succulent fruit and good acidity. Enjoyable now, it will<br/>continue to develop over the next eight to ten years.
Very nice zin from Ridge. Needs some air time since it is a fairly big wine with loads of dark fruit, pronounced tannins and a bit jammy. This wine begs for a big steak.
Early burst of fruit and then it continues - really nice, cherry with low acid
Tasted at the 2010 Zap wine festival and I only captured the numeric rating. I’ll have to taste again to get more detailed notes. (Barrel)
External Reviews for Geyserville Ridge Kalifornien Zinfandel Petite Syrah Carign. Rot
Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Unyielding fans of elegant and mannerly wines may want to take a pass here, for there is nothing at all subtle or stylish about this big and broad-shouldered Zin. It gets full commendation because it is deep and rich and bursts with bold berry fruitiness with creamy oak in ready supply, and it sports the expected turn to tannin and ripeness that is part and parcel of so many from the Rockpile AVA. In the end, its toughness is tempered with plenty of fruit, and it should grow for another five or six years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Unyielding fans of elegant and mannerly wines may want to take a pass here
Ripe, exotic and loaded with personality. Aromas of ripe blackberry, underbrush and licorice lead to concentrated huckleberry and cracked-pepper beef flavors that finish with lively tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Mataro. Best from 2010 through 2015.
The glow in the color reflects the generous, sunny disposition of this Geyserville vintager, far and away the best Ridge Zinfandel of '98. It's dark, savory and grand, with deeply flavorful ripe fruit toward the blackberry end of the spectrum. Complexity comes across in meaty, smoky tones in the finish, and in a green peppercorn spice. This is an easy Zin to enjoy now with bistro foods, and one with a proven record to age - though this vintage will likely mature sooner than the '97.
With 14.3% alcohol, the 1994 Geyserville, which cannot legally be labeled a Zinfandel because it contains 28% Carignan, 8% Petite Sirah, and 4% Mataro, is the most classy and complex wine of this group. It is made in a Mediterranean/Provencal style reminiscent of wht Zinfandel might taste like if it were planted in the rocky soils of Domaine Trevallon's vineyards just outside the hillside ghost village of Les Baux. The wine displays a deep purple color, a big, earthy, peppery, smoky, black and red fruit-scented nose, and gobs of sweet fruit. Profoundly rich and full-bodied, this multidimensional wine possesses a layered, chewy palate, some tannin, good acidity, and a spicy, long, satisfying finish. Already delicious and complex, it should be drunk over the next 7-9 years.
A plump, juicy zinfandel, this manages to be vibrant and savory at once. The ancient vines at Geyserville yield spicy berries, their tannins as black as bittersweet chocolate. The impression from the alcohol is generous, while the finish remains clean and cool. Best with at least ten years of cellar time.
Just like the tasty Sonoma field-style blends of yore, with distinct toasty dill and berry cobbler aromas and zesty raspberry, cracked pepper and earthy sage flavors that end with slightly rustic tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Mataro. Drink now through 2015.
Food Pairings for Geyserville Ridge Kalifornien Zinfandel Petite Syrah Carign. Rot
Dietary Information: Organic
457 cases produced.
Notes: 60% French 40% American
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