Geyserville Ridge Kalifornien Zinfandel Petite Syrah Carign. Rot 2008

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This full-bodied yet elegant Zinfandel is an intense purple colour with a nose of blueberries, blackberries and spice...

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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 win... Read more

Early burst of fruit and then it continues - really nice, cherry with low acid Read more

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) Read more

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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0.00 5
08/05/2012

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.


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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4.50 5
04/16/2011

Early burst of fruit and then it continues - really nice, cherry with low acid


Snooth User: jkagel
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3.50 5
03/06/2010

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

11/13/2010

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.


07/05/2011

"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


External Review
06/22/2011

Sturdy, intense and firmly tannic, this rustic style grows on you, with its mix of ripe berry fruit, hints of earth and herb and touches of sage and spice, ending with a touch of leather. Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
06/22/2011

The 2001 Geyserville Proprietary Red, a blend of 74% Zinfandel, 18% Carignan, and 8% Petite Sirah, is a beautiful effort. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a tight but promising nose of raspberry and briery fruit intermingled with notions of oak, pepper, and resin. This dense, full-bodied, textured, voluptuous offering is both exuberant and dramatic on the palate. Although the aromatics have not caught up with the flavors, this appears to be an exceptional example of this renowned cuvée. Its 14.4% alcohol is well-disguised beneath some serious concentration. It will drink well for 5-6 years.


External Review
06/22/2011

Ripe and full-bodied, with zesty wild berry, raspberry and blackberry fruit that stays pure and focused if a bit raw and hot on the finish. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
06/22/2011

A big, bold wine, based on an old-fashioned field blend. Predoninately Zinfandal, with smaller amounts of Carignon and Petite Sirah, it shows berry flavors that are ripe to the point of raisiny. The finish turns a little Porty.


External Review
06/22/2011

Ruby-red. Black raspberry, blueberry, smoked meat and dried violet on the fresh nose. Juicy, sharply focused red and dark berry flavors are dusted with suave minerals and firmed by supple tannins, with an exotic floral pastille note emerging on the back. Finishes sappy, sweet and long, with a deeper cherry note. Already quite complex.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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.

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Dietary Information: Organic

457 cases produced.

Notes: 60% French 40% American


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