2019 Ridge Geyserville Red Alexander Valley 375ml
Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby color. Intense black cherry fruit aroma, exotic oak spice, cola, mint, and complex gravel earth. Intense bramble fruit entry, sensuous textural tannins, lively acid, and showing great minerality in a long finish.
Pairs well with Brazilian spiced turkey or North Carolina pulled pork.
Blend: 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet
James Suckling - "A beautiful red with lots of blackberries, cloves, stone, spice and purple fruit. It’s full and balanced with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Some graphite to the black fruit. More zin this year in the blend. 71% zinfandel, 19% carignan, 7% petite sirah and 3% alicante bouschet."
Wilfred Wong - "The 2019 Ridge Geyserville is gorgeous, layered, and long. This wine shows an alluring aroma and flavors of bright boysenberries and an attractive oak accent. Try it with an oven-baked rack of lamb topped with fresh mint leaves."
Wine Spectator - "Deeply structured, yet nimble on its feet. Blackberry, fresh fennel and brown baking spices build richness and layers toward medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2030."
Wine & Spirits - "The oldest vines at Ridge’s Geyserville Vineyard were planted 130 years ago in a gravel wash off the Russian River. Today, the wine layers the fruit of successive generations of vines while combining zinfandel (71 percent) and carignane (19 percent) with petite sirah and alicante Bouschet. All those elements come together in a complex tapestry of flavor, smoky in its concentration, lasting on scents of herbs, flowers and berries. As elegant as the wine may be, it is not shy in its rich power. Geyserville often reaches its peak between ten and 20 years from the vintage and this one should age well."
Shop By Winery: Ridge Vineyards
Shop By Region: Alexander Valley, California
Shop By Varietal: Red Blend
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Red Blend, Zinfandel|