Ridge Vineyards Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2012 (1500ml)

$99.99

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...jewel of a wine. The brisk, energetic finish is incredibly appealing... Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

This has been resting in my cellar since release and figured this might be ready to go on the pop and pour. I was wrong. Please don’t misunderstand, it’s a treat to drink, it’s just still very young. So much so, in fact, that it took three days to really begin stretching its legs. Well endowed with fruit, I wouldn’t try again for at least another couple of years. I expect it will probably drink very well for another 10-12 years.

This has been resting in my cellar since release and figured this might be ready to go on the pop and pour. I was wrong. Please don’t misunderstand, it’s a treat to drink, it’s just still very young. So much so, in fact, that it took three days to really begin stretching its legs. Well endowed with fruit, I wouldn’t try again for at least another couple of years. I expect it will probably drink very well for another 10-12 years.

9.2

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2012 Ridge Vineyards ‘Geyserville’ is a silky blend of 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 2% Mataro and 1% Alicante Bouschet. Inky once in the glass, the wine takes on heady aromas of incense, mocha, ripe black plum and black cherry syrup that all entice. The palate is plush, showing a generous texture and mouthfeel. Black tea, blueberry pie, coffee grounds and suggestions of tar flavors all mingle nicely. Showing an edge of minerality, this exciting Zinfandel blend is drinking marvelously now but has a long life left in the cellar. Drink 2019-2030- 92

The 2012 Ridge Vineyards ‘Geyserville’ is a silky blend of 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 2% Mataro and 1% Alicante Bouschet. Inky once in the glass, the wine takes on heady aromas of incense, mocha, ripe black plum and black cherry syrup that all entice. The palate is plush, showing a generous texture and mouthfeel. Black tea, blueberry pie, coffee grounds and suggestions of tar flavors all mingle nicely. Showing an edge of minerality, this exciting Zinfandel blend is drinking marvelously now but has a long life left in the cellar. Drink 2019-2030- 92

9.2

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Stunning ...the nose is melted licorice, spice, slight menthol..wonderful smell with ripe red/dark fruit. Med acid/med tannin...long linger. This is day 4 and at its best. Good decant would have made me drink the entire bottle in 2hrs!

Stunning ...the nose is melted licorice, spice, slight menthol..wonderful smell with ripe red/dark fruit. Med acid/med tannin...long linger. This is day 4 and at its best. Good decant would have made me drink the entire bottle in 2hrs!

9.1

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

I love Ridge!!! So it's no secret that I love their Geyserville. Delicious and balanced Zin field blend. Great acid backbone that gives lift to the dark berry and smoky fruits. Killer!

I love Ridge!!! So it's no secret that I love their Geyserville. Delicious and balanced Zin field blend. Great acid backbone that gives lift to the dark berry and smoky fruits. Killer!

9.1

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Even better on day two. Grapey, zippy, and hedonistic.

Even better on day two. Grapey, zippy, and hedonistic.

9.1

Renato Hoyle Delectable Pro

Magnum, long, berry.

Magnum, long, berry.

9.2

Renato Hoyle Delectable Pro

Menthol. Didn't have the same balance from magnum I tasted 2 years ago. But still good. Still evolving

Menthol. Didn't have the same balance from magnum I tasted 2 years ago. But still good. Still evolving

9.0

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

This one held up better day 2 than the 2014.

This one held up better day 2 than the 2014.

9.1

Joe Paradise Delectable Pro

Brambly fruit, strawberry jam. Smoke clove. Peppery finish. Rich ripe tannin. A lot there and could definitely age but just so much fun now

Brambly fruit, strawberry jam. Smoke clove. Peppery finish. Rich ripe tannin. A lot there and could definitely age but just so much fun now

9.0

Nate Wall Delectable Pro

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

Why oh why did we open this 2012 now? There is so much going on in this wine, layered fruit and tannins, but tight - needs at least another 3 years just to begin to unfurl. But when it does, this will be a terrific wine.

Why oh why did we open this 2012 now? There is so much going on in this wine, layered fruit and tannins, but tight - needs at least another 3 years just to begin to unfurl. But when it does, this will be a terrific wine.

9.0

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