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Located on the western edge of Sonoma's Alexander Valley Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes othe...Read more...
Is this the Zin of the Vintage? Well no it can't be since it's only 70% Zinfandel but it is delicious with huge, brambly fruit tones on the nose wi... Read more
Simply gorgeous aromatics, all dried strawberry and raspberry supported by tobacco and woodspice and tart red fruit. Broad, chewy and rich in the ... Read more
Nose of deep, peppery red fruit. Elegant mouthfeel. Elegant style zin blend. Very nice! - Tasted at Lytton Springs 4/21/10 Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Blend Sonoma County Geyserville
Is this the Zin of the Vintage? Well no it can't be since it's only 70% Zinfandel but it is delicious with huge, brambly fruit tones on the nose with hints of dill, cocoa and creamy oak. The mouthfeel is lovely, youthful yet balanced if a bit chunky. There's a light layer of vanilla and spice laid over the blackberry, boysenberry fruit but it's all cut with a mineral vein and excellent top notes of spicy red berries, leather, and dried floral notes. Rich and still with some baby fat to lose, this none the less has all the parts to come together wonderfully. 91pts
Simply gorgeous aromatics, all dried strawberry and raspberry supported by tobacco and woodspice and tart red fruit. Broad, chewy and rich in the mouth with gorgeous fruit that is vibrant and clear, supported by polished little tannins. the structural balance here is really wonderful, though this needs another 2 to 3 years, it is already fabulous if a little chunky on the backend that pops with raspberry and red cherry flavors leading to a long, vibrant finish. Classic geyserville in the making. 93pts
External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Blend Sonoma County Geyserville
Ripe, opulent black cherry fruit, typical Geyserville spice, chalky tannins, nicely integrated oak, layers of flavor. Exceptional depth, definition, balance. Needs time
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.
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.
This supple and harmonious Zinfandel blend opens with pretty, toasty oak, leading to spicy wild berry, cherry jam, plum and raspberry flavors that remain sharply focused on the long, lively finish. Best from 1999 through 2004. Contains 75 percent Zinfandel, 17 percent Carignane, 6 percent Petite Sirah and 2 percent Mataro.
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.
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.
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.
Located on the western edge of Sonoma's Alexander Valley Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes other than Monte Bello Ridge. The combination of Geyserville's climate gravelly soils and varietal mix (zinfandel carignane petite sirah alicante mataro etc.) imparts elegance and definition not usually associated with zinfandel.
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