Ridge Geyserville 2018 (750ml)

Ridge Geyserville 2018 (750ml)

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USA
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$93.00
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$93.00
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The 2018 Geyserville is a blend of 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah and 2% Alicante Bouschet. It's incredibly alluring, offering up layers of warm, tricolored fruits and loads of spicy accents on the nose, with a dusty, mineral-tinged undercurrent that adds to its appeal. In the mouth, it's generously fruited and fantastically juicy, its silt-like tannins providing just enough support, and it finishes very long and layered. 9,900 cases produced. Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Geyserville is an infant. That much is obvious, especially in this lineup of otherwise more settled 2018s. Ripe Zinfandel flavors drive the overall profile. A blast of wild cherry, leather, tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol and spice hit the palate first, followed by swaths of tannin and a touch of new oak that suggest the wine still needs time to come together. Readers should be in no rush. I am not sure the 2018 will ever be truly refined, as it is quite burly today. Aeration helps to some degree. The fermentations at Geyserville were slow to start and slow to finish. That longer time of extraction comes through in potent tannins that will likely always mark the wine. Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Region: Sonoma County, California, USA

Grape Varietal: 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96 Points, Vinous 94+ Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2030