Ridge Geyserville 3 2005

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2005 Geyserville Vineyard, bottled February 2007 Cool, rainy weather in early spring delayed budbreak, but clear skie...

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Starts pleasant with red berry flavors. Good mouthfeel until the finish which ends abruptly with astringent tannins. Read more

You can hardly go wrong with any of Ridge's Zins, and Geyserville is a classic at an accessible price point. Read more

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Snooth User: whiterabbit
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4.00 5
12/25/2009

very nice wine


Snooth User: corskier
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2.50 5
05/01/2009

Starts pleasant with red berry flavors. Good mouthfeel until the finish which ends abruptly with astringent tannins.


Snooth User: jesster
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4.00 5
01/01/2008

You can hardly go wrong with any of Ridge's Zins, and Geyserville is a classic at an accessible price point.


External Reviews for Ridge Geyserville 3

External Review
01/29/2009

Cool, rainy weather in early spring delayed budbreak, but clear skies by late March brought flowering and a good set by mid-May. Above-average temperatures throughout the summer moved ripening along, and we started to sample for flavor in late


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
04/09/2008

Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes, along with Montebello. This is Ridge's most age-worthy Zinfandel, showing pepper, tar, and cedar when young, and rich mocha as it ages.


External Review
03/16/2010

Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2005 and all other wine from Ridge Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Winemaker's Notes:

2005 Geyserville Vineyard, bottled February 2007 Cool, rainy weather in early spring delayed budbreak, but clear skies by late March brought flowering and a good set by mid-May. Aboveaverage temperatures throughout the summer moved ripening along, and we started to sample for flavor in late August. Mild fall weather with occasional fog slowed maturation while allowing color and flavor to deepen. Harvesting began in mid-September and extended over twenty days as each of the thirty-three parcels ripened fully. The separate lots fermented on their natural yeasts, and were pressed at dryness (average seven days); once natural malolactic was underway, we began assembling the finest and most characteristic. Because of the zinfandel's unusually firm structure, we included very little petite sirah. As in most years, the 120-year-old carignane was an elegant, vibrant addition. This outstanding vintage aged fourteen months in air-dried american oak. Rich primary fruit gives the wine immediate appeal; it will develop greater complexity over the next ten years. EB/PD (12/06) 77% ZINFANDEL, 17% CARIGNANE, 6% PETITE SIRAH 14.6% alcohol by volume

2005 Geyserville Vineyard, bottled February 2007 Cool, rainy weather in early spring delayed budbreak, but clear skies by late March brought flowering and a good set by mid-May. Aboveaverage temperatures throughout the summer moved ripening along, and we started to sample for flavor in late August. Mild fall weather with occasional fog slowed maturation while allowing color and flavor to deepen. Harvesting began in mid-September and extended over twenty days as each of the thirty-three parcels ripened fully. The separate lots fermented on their natural yeasts, and were pressed at dryness (average seven days); once natural malolactic was underway, we began assembling the finest and most characteristic. Because of the zinfandel's unusually firm structure, we included very little petite sirah. As in most years, the 120-year-old carignane was an elegant, vibrant addition. This outstanding vintage aged fourteen months in air-dried american oak. Rich primary fruit gives the wine immediate appeal; it will develop greater complexity over the next ten years. EB/PD (12/06) 77% ZINFANDEL, 17% CARIGNANE, 6% PETITE SIRAH 14.6% alcohol by volume

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