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Professional Ratings: 94 Connoisseurs' Guide
Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Other Red Blends
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 90208
This superb, opulent Geyserville will be enjoyable within a year, and develop fully over the next ten.
Ridge made its first Geyserville in 1966, from nineteenth century vines growing on the western edge of Alexander Valley. Over time, we have included more grapes planted along this quarter-mile-wide strip, which follows the old San Francisco & Northern Pacific Railway right-of-way. This distinctive "single site" now consists of three adjoining vineyards that share the same gravelly soils, exposure, and climate.
"Of all the Zinfandels produced by this greatly respected winery, none has stood out more than Geyserville over the years. Perhaps it is the very high percentages of other grapes that are planted in the vineyard and have found their ways into the wine... The wine is still full in body, slightly fleshy in feel, noticeably deep in fruit and perceptibly tight in its youth. It also screams to be put in the cellar for three to six years."
-Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines