Ridge has made Geyserville as a single-site, Zinfandel-based vineyard blend every year since 1966.
Old Zinfandel vines grow side by side with their complementary varieties Carignane, Petite Sirah & Mourvedre on deep gravelly loam soils mixed with larger river rocks on the western edge of Alexander Valley.
It is the oldest vineyard Ridge cultivates with some vines more than 130 years old.
From a good Californian vintage, the 1992 Geyserville is a blend of 65% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane and 15% Petite Sirah.
Bottle and cork are flawless. 13,5% alc.
Deep and dark-red. Garnet.
Brightened rim, but overall still dense and powerful.
Rich, but soft nose of Ripe, Dark Berries and mostly Cherries.
Forest and Earthy characteristics. A lot of Dark Chocolate and Tobacco.
Herbal Spiciness comes with Eucalypt and Mint.
Warm, plush and inviting with decent freshness!
More Cherries and Ripe, Dense Red Fruit.
Dried Herbs, Earthy characters and some Tobacco.
Little Sweetness, Dancing Acidity and Soft Tannin structure.
Finishes medium-long with Present Spiciness and Warm Fruit
Silky mouthfeel, nice complexity and perfect harmony!
Beautiful integrated mature Zinfandel. Started off a bit rugged, but after some time in the decanter the wine softened and found its great balance and harmony.
Elegant, fully integrated, but with a very alive structure.
What amazing soft and sweet aromatics!
Highly drinkable now and doesn´t get any better…probably 🙂