Ridge Vineyards Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Will Stanley Delectable Pro

Good God, what a sensational wine is this 2016 Geyserville field blend from Ridge Vineyards, a predominant Zinfandel cuvée with 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Totally hedonistic, with perfectly ripe blackberry, cassis, rich dark chocolate and steeped plum, intertwined with crunchy gravel, toasted spices and a delightful sweet tobacco note. The palate is full bodied but elegant, powerful yet perfectly poised, replete with youthful vigour, with a lingering - and totally unapologetic - sweet vanilla perfume that completes what is an exceptionally harmonious mouthfeel. It’s the sort of wine you can’t stop sipping. Ridge’s Geyserville holds a very special place in my heart. The 2000 was one of the first experiences that really sparked my love for wine as a young waiter around a decade ago. At ten or eleven years of age, that wine was truly memorable. I’ve been hooked on Zinfandel since, though I don’t drink nearly enough of it. This 2016 is the first Geyserville I’ve had for many years, and it has exceeded my high expectations. I cannot wait to try this in ten or fifteen years’ time.

Good God, what a sensational wine is this 2016 Geyserville field blend from Ridge Vineyards, a predominant Zinfandel cuvée with 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Totally hedonistic, with perfectly ripe blackberry, cassis, rich dark chocolate and steeped plum, intertwined with crunchy gravel, toasted spices and a delightful sweet tobacco note. The palate is full bodied but elegant, powerful yet perfectly poised, replete with youthful vigour, with a lingering - and totally unapologetic - sweet vanilla perfume that completes what is an exceptionally harmonious mouthfeel. It’s the sort of wine you can’t stop sipping. Ridge’s Geyserville holds a very special place in my heart. The 2000 was one of the first experiences that really sparked my love for wine as a young waiter around a decade ago. At ten or eleven years of age, that wine was truly memorable. I’ve been hooked on Zinfandel since, though I don’t drink nearly enough of it. This 2016 is the first Geyserville I’ve had for many years, and it has exceeded my high expectations. I cannot wait to try this in ten or fifteen years’ time.

9.5

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Brought home from Sorenson’s. OK

Brought home from Sorenson’s. OK

8.9

Kevin Rogers Delectable Pro

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

Chris Noble

Good stuff. Not too simple. Firm, enough fruit.

Good stuff. Not too simple. Firm, enough fruit.

8.9

Roman Ochocki

Marvelous. Deep and rich blend. A lot of dark fruit (a plum, a blackberry) and red fruit (a cherry). With an oak, a chocolate, a vanilla. Very good acidity. A lot is going on in this wine. The producer assures about fifteen years potential. I believe him: I'll buy another bottle to check this wine about 2031-2032. If I live. :)

Marvelous. Deep and rich blend. A lot of dark fruit (a plum, a blackberry) and red fruit (a cherry). With an oak, a chocolate, a vanilla. Very good acidity. A lot is going on in this wine. The producer assures about fifteen years potential. I believe him: I'll buy another bottle to check this wine about 2031-2032. If I live. :)

9.5

B Williams

Always one of my favorites. Never lets me down.

Always one of my favorites. Never lets me down.

9.2

Jeremy Autry

Outstandingly

Outstandingly

9.5

Gale McCommons

Dry, high acid, tannic, full-bodied. Dried blackberry, tobacco. Enjoyed!!

Dry, high acid, tannic, full-bodied. Dried blackberry, tobacco. Enjoyed!!

10

John R

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

William Lock

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 taste

9.1

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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