68% Zinfandel, 18% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet
Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site zinfandel in every year since 1966. The grapes are grown in three adjoining vineyards on a defined stretch of gravelly soil approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and a half-mile wide.
Dark ruby colour. Aromas of ripe black cherries and plum, sweet oak, mint, and gravel earth. Rich bramble fruit entry, round and supple tannins, refreshing acidity, and layered complex fruits in a long finish.
“The 2017 Geyserville is a more pretty, streamlined example of this cuvée and offers plenty of spiced blue fruits, violets, cedarwood, and flowery incense. Medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, with firm focusing tannins, it’s a departure from some of the richer, more opulent examples of this cuvée yet is beautifully balanced, has integrated acidity and tannins, and a great finish.
(Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019)