Ridge Geyserville, Proprietary Red Blend

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Ridge Geyserville, Proprietary Red Blend

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The gnarly vines of Ridge's Geyserville vineyards sit atop an ancient riverbed of gravelly loam and river rock, which retain the day's heat and mitigate the cool nighttime fog.

Deep roots reach into the alluvial soil and provide the wine's character. Add a warm 2016 vintage and this Geyserville is particularly compelling. It is lush with loads of plum and wet gravel notes.

A true Geyserville classic:

  • "...a real success this year, bursting from the glass with an exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums..." The Wine Advocate
  • "...there is a purity to the 2016 that is absolutely striking." Antonio Galloni
  • "...gorgeous...seamless...a great wine." Jeb Dunnuck

With each release, Geyserville, one of Ridge's most popular and sought-after Zinfandel blends, is getting harder and harder to procure.

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$39.95 per bottle / $479.40 per case

Summary


THE WINE ADVOCATE

95 / 100

"The 2016 Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine is a real success this year, bursting from the glass with an exuberant bouquet of sweet cherries, blackberries and plums, with subtle hints of the licorice and spice to come with age, and a subtle framing of sweet new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a lovely core of ripe, succulent fruit and beautifully fine-grained structuring tannins. The finish is long and pure. There are 23 different grape varieties co-planted in the Geyserville vineyard, but in 2016, Zinfandel dominates at 73%, followed by 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Drink: 2020-2033."

ANTONIO GALLONI

95 / 100

"The 2016 Zinfandel Geyserville is a powerful, tightly wound wine. Beams of supporting tannin and acidity give the 2016 its distinctly virile, imposing personality. Black cherry, graphite, lavender, and spice are all laced throughout. Deceptively medium in body, the 2016 packs a serious punch. It also needs at least a few years in bottle to settle down, as the tannins are quite imposing, There is a purity to the 2016 that is absolutely striking."

JEB DUNNUCK

95 / 100

"The 2016 Geyserville is the usual Zinfandel-dominated blend and includes 17% Carignan, 7% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouschet. It offers a gorgeous bouquet of ripe red and black cherries, caramelized plums, toasted spices, and exotic flowers. This gives way to a seamless, medium to full-bodied, elegant Geyserville that has plenty of intensity, sweet tannin, and perfect balance. This beauty just glides over the palate and is one of the more approachable vintages of this cuvée I can remember. Nevertheless, it will keep for at least a decade. It's a great wine."


Product Details


Producer: Ridge Vineyards

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Sonoma

Varietal: Zinfandel

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W00304-2