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Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville 2012

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The 2012 Zinfandel Geyserville is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark and fleshy, yet backed up by significant structure, the 2012 impresses for its pure polish and finesse. Raspberry jam, flowers, cloves and menthol wrap around the juicy, expressive finish. The 2012 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Wow! The blend is 70% Zinfandel, 21% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvedre)...92-94" Antonio Galloni 7/13 "If a formal Bordeaux-like classification existed for US wineries, Ridge would be at the top of the list. Endowed with a stunning set of terroirs, the vision of Paul Draper and the talent of winemaker Eric Baugher, Ridge is set to build on an extraordinary legacy of world-class wines. Ridge is one of the best and most intelligently run wineries anywhere in the world. In addition to this gorgeous set of current and upcoming releases, I am also including notes on a few library releases I tasted during my last visit. Prices remain exceedingly fair for what are world-class wines in every way.

Member Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville

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Snooth User: puhnner
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08/30/2014

The 2011- Had this at lunch the other day. I liked the blend, took some of the forward fruit typical of my experience with Zinfandel and replaced it with spice-hint of cinnamon and earth-clay. Very nice.


External Reviews for Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Inky purple. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of dark berry liqueur, potpourri, smoky oak and Indian spices, with a hint of licorice in the background. Fleshy, palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors become brighter and spicier with air and pick up a sexy lavender pastille nuance. Supple tannins add support to an extremely long, sweet finish that extends the berry and floral notes. As fine an example of this consistently excellent bottling as I’ve had in years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Focused and structured yet surprisingly light on its feet, this offers smoky plum and dill aromas that lead to zesty flavors of raspberry, fresh anise and spice box. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mataro and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Ridge’s 2012 Proprietary Red Geyserville is a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignan, 7% Petite Sirah and the rest Mourvédre and Alicante Bouchet. It exhibits a dark ruby/plum color, loads of berry fruit intermixed with earth, pepper and spice, and good freshness as well as precision. This sensual, spicy 2012 can be consumed over the next 5–6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/16/2015

Bold flavors and a graceful mouthfeel come together in this classic, complex and well-balanced red, made from 71% Zinfandel with other traditional California varieties. The blackberry, sage and ever-so-slightly earthy aromas continue through the flavors, where they interlace with firm tannins and supportive acidity. This could easily improve through 2019.


External Review
10/04/2012

A full-bodied blend of Zinfandel (75%), Carignane (18%), and Petite Sirah (7%).


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/28/2015

The 2012 Zinfandel Geyserville is quite exuberant in this vintage. Savory herbs, tobacco, smoke, menthol and dark red/blackish-toned fruit burst from the glass in an exotic, juicy Zinfandel-based field blend loaded with personality. The tannins could use another year to soften, but readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine. The brisk, energetic finish is incredibly appealing. The blend is 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvèdre).



The 2012 Zinfandel Geyserville is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark and fleshy, yet backed up by significant structure, the 2012 impresses for its pure polish and finesse. Raspberry jam, flowers, cloves and menthol wrap around the juicy, expressive finish. The 2012 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Wow! The blend is 70% Zinfandel, 21% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvedre)...92-94" Antonio Galloni 7/13 "If a formal Bordeaux-like classification existed for US wineries, Ridge would be at the top of the list. Endowed with a stunning set of terroirs, the vision of Paul Draper and the talent of winemaker Eric Baugher, Ridge is set to build on an extraordinary legacy of world-class wines. Ridge is one of the best and most intelligently run wineries anywhere in the world. In addition to this gorgeous set of current and upcoming releases, I am also including notes on a few library releases I tasted during my last visit. Prices remain exceedingly fair for what are world-class wines in every way.

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