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Ridge Geyserville Proprietary 2007
Bubblegum nose, with guava, big rich pineapple flavors on the mouth, which is nicely acidic.
loads of currants on the nose, jams, plums and spice with a nice full body, appeared to be fairly classic CA zin
Intensely fruity, with blackberries and raspberries dominating. Baked blueberry pie in the mouth. This wine was a little rich and sweet for me.
Rich and warm, round wine, with a gentle earthiness. Striking blackberry flavors on the finish.
A nice smooth red, with hints of of coffee, dried fruit (currants, figs) and chocolate.
The Ridge Geyserville Zin is about as close to a sure thing as you can find. The 2007 is again excellent, though it came across as an infant in this tasting (April 2010). Less Zin than usual in the blend, but it has the usual Geyserville combination of power and balance. Lots of briary, earthy, chewy dark berry fruit, tightly structured, but full and long. Will be even better in a couple of years when it cracks open.
Herbal aromas and passion fruit, creamy
External Reviews for Ridge Geyserville Proprietary
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 7andndash;8 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.
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.
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.
The ancient vines at Ridge's Geyserville vineyard grew super-ripe in '99, carrying a honeyed buzz into the fermerter and out into the wine. The harvest there was two weeks later than normal, and yields were down 40 percent after June rains, factors leading to the ripeness and concentration of this '99. The ripeness comes across as blackberries in honey, toffee, the scents of halvah, bringing dessert wine to mind. Then the depths of the wine begin to show as it takes on air, growing more savory, the density of the fruit and tannins creating a complex, lasting flavor. Air sublimates the sweetness to a tremendous elegance. A great vintage of Geyserville, best enjoyed two or three years form now.
This blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Mataro (Mourvèdre) is a good, rather rustic red wine. It has strong, jammy flavors of cherries, red currants, plumped raisins, peppery spices and sandalwood, and turns a little sweet on the finish.
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 20... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine 1500ml
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