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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...
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 thi... Read more
This supple and harmonious Zinfandel blend opens with pretty, toasty oak, leading to spicy wild berry, cherry jam, plum and raspberry flavors that ... Read more
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, da... Read more
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The exceptional 1999 Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine (a blend of 68% Zinfandel, 16% Carignan, and 16% Petite Sirah with 14.8% alcohol) offers aromas of black currants, kirsch liqueur, minerals, smoky oak, earth, and spice. It possesses superb concentration, excellent definition, tremendous purity, and mouth-staining extract without heaviness. A long finish further enhances this sensational, Zinfandel-dominated offering. Consume it over the next 7-9 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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