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A blend of 60% Zinfandel, 22% Carignane, 18% Petite Sirah, the 2007 Ridge Geyserville shows a wonderful bramble fruit...Read more...
Bubblegum nose, with guava, big rich pineapple flavors on the mouth, which is nicely acidic. Read more
loads of currants on the nose, jams, plums and spice with a nice full body, appeared to be fairly classic CA zin Read more
Intensely fruity, with blackberries and raspberries dominating. Baked blueberry pie in the mouth. This wine was a little rich and sweet for me. Read more
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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 Zinfandel Blend Sonoma County Geyserville
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.
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.
This hearty Zinfandel blend from Sonoma County is dense and earthy, delivering layers of complex cherry, wild berry, raspberry, cedar and spice, turning supple and polished, culminating in a long aftertaste. Drink now through 2005.
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.
One of Ridge's classic efforts, the 1998 Geyserville (74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignan, and 1% Matero) possesses Bordeaux-like complexity and elegance. The alcohol is listed as 14.1%. The wine was reticent on the day I tasted it, but as it sat in the glass, sweet aromas of minerals, smoky wood, red/black currants, and dried herbs emerged. This classy, elegant, restained, yet authoritatively rich Zinfandel should be consumed over the next 5-6 years.
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.
With 14.3% alcohol, the 1994 Geyserville, which cannot legally be labeled a Zinfandel because it contains 28% Carignan, 8% Petite Sirah, and 4% Mataro, is the most classy and complex wine of this group. It is made in a Mediterranean/Provencal style reminiscent of wht Zinfandel might taste like if it were planted in the rocky soils of Domaine Trevallon's vineyards just outside the hillside ghost village of Les Baux. The wine displays a deep purple color, a big, earthy, peppery, smoky, black and red fruit-scented nose, and gobs of sweet fruit. Profoundly rich and full-bodied, this multidimensional wine possesses a layered, chewy palate, some tannin, good acidity, and a spicy, long, satisfying finish. Already delicious and complex, it should be drunk over the next 7-9 years.
A blend of 60% Zinfandel, 22% Carignane, 18% Petite Sirah, the 2007 Ridge<br/>Geyserville shows a wonderful bramble fruit nose, sweet and pure. It is very<br/>harmonious on the palate, with a terrific texture in the mouth. Great length<br/>and intensity, very well structured, the richness of Zinfandel is balanced by<br/>the acidities of the other grape varieties. Very long on the finish. <br/>(Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)
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