The most ageworthy of all Ridge zinfandels, the Ridge Geyserville can be magnificent when young. Special 50th Vintage Edition! 95 Points Connoissseurs Guide: "Sporting a deep mix of dark fruits that runs from cassis to blackberries along with complexing elements of cocoa and earthy spice, this year's edition of the Ridge Geyserville evokes all the accustomed richness that we have come to expect. It is a well-extracted and eminently ageworthy offering whose tannic, youthfully tight structure warrants a wait, but its astringency is never out of bounds and its insistently fruity finish is the hallmark of a wine guaranteed to repay five or more years of keeping with great dividends." 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. It's hard to describe a "typical" Geyserville. Each vintage is unique, distinct, extraordinary. Yet they do have elements in common, including the blackest of blackberry fruit, peppery spice, tar, cedar. The term "layered" was invented for Geyserville. And the wines change, re-inventing themselves in bottle, developing more nuance and complexity as years pass. The '73 still shines.
Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery
Brought home from Sorenson’s. OK
Brought home from Sorenson’s. OK8.9
Owner/Winemaker Nico Wines
Damn delicious Gville. Needs time to really show its greatness.
Damn delicious Gville. Needs time to really show its greatness.9.1
Always one of my favorites. Never lets me down.
Always one of my favorites. Never lets me down.9.2
Dry, high acid, tannic, full-bodied. Dried blackberry, tobacco. Enjoyed!!
Dry, high acid, tannic, full-bodied. Dried blackberry, tobacco. Enjoyed!!10
Typical Ridge blend. Complex, delicious. Drank it a bit young. Fresh intense fruit.
Typical Ridge blend. Complex, delicious. Drank it a bit young. Fresh intense fruit.9.1
Purchased after wine tasting with Sarah at Jeraboam’s. Great red wine. Deep bodied and a beautiful taste
Purchased after wine tasting with Sarah at Jeraboam’s. Great red wine. Deep bodied and a beautiful taste9.1
A Medium bodied, supple and long cuvée. Zinfandel not overbearing.
A Medium bodied, supple and long cuvée. Zinfandel not overbearing.9.1
Second at waverly
Second at waverly8.7