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Served in a vertical tasting with 2004 York Creek and 2005 Geyserville. Clearly the most complex wine of the three, loved the varietal blend. Ric... Read more
I'm going through a case of this (6 bottles left) and I'm afraid it's peaked. This was already a pretty soft wine, not what I normally expect from... Read more
Once again an impressive line-up has been released by one of California's leading Zinfandel producers. For starters, there is the 1993 Geyserville ... Read more
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Served in a vertical tasting with 2004 York Creek and 2005 Geyserville. Clearly the most complex wine of the three, loved the varietal blend. Rich fruit, beautiful garnet color, slight pepper, nice blends of spices. A perfect choice with Braised Short Ribs w/ roasted Root Vegetables served over horseradish mashed potatoes.
I'm going through a case of this (6 bottles left) and I'm afraid it's peaked. This was already a pretty soft wine, not what I normally expect from Ridge.
External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Blend Sonoma County Geyserville
Once again an impressive line-up has been released by one of California's leading Zinfandel producers. For starters, there is the 1993 Geyserville (now officially a proprietary wine), which contains large quantities of Zinfandel. The wine is rich and fat, with excellent concentration, a seductive, earthy, black-cherry component, good glycerin, low acidity, and a plump, heady, chewy style that already provides considerable pleasure and joy. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
This is well oaked, with an interesting band of flavors. A hint of dill accompanies the ripe plum and cherry notes and it's smooth and supple on the finish. The Zinfandel-based blend gains complexity and depth on the palate as the flavors expand. Tempting now, but better in 1996.
Smooth and polished, with a perfumed edge to the ripe plum and black cherry flavors. Turns supple and fleshy on the finish, with lots of pretty, dark fruit flavors. Drinks well now. A blend: 62 percent Zinfandel, 18 percent Petite Sirah, 15 percent Carignane, 5 percent Mataro.
As great as its Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon is, Ridge has proved that is also makes fabulous other reds-especially Zin blends. This blend is primarily Zinfandel but also includes Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante and Mataro. The extra varietals give the wine a wonderful complexity on the nose and palate with well-focused plum and raspberry flavors and a silky, elegant tannin structure.
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.
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.
A reference point effort from Ridge, the 2002 Geyserville Proprietary Red (84% Zinfandel, 12% Carignan, and 4% Petite Sirah) boasts a rich, sumptuous bouquet of blackberries, kirsch liqueur, damp earth, and licorice. Full-bodied and powerful, with good acidity as well as surprising elegance, this ruby/purple-colored, heady 2002 can be drunk over the next 7-8 years.
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