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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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

11/12/2010

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

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.


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06/22/2011

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.


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09/27/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
06/22/2011

The dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Geyserville Proprietary Red (58% Zinfandel, 22% Carignan, 18% Petite Sirah, and the rest Mourvedre with 14.4% alcohol) offers up attractive aromas of boysenberries, black cherries, earth, pepper, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure, this classy wine should drink well for 7-8 years.


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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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