Original
32 Ratings
Ridge Vineyards Geyserville

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) A mild winter brought February bud-break. Though there was some rainfall, the drought continued a third year, and warm summer weather prompted a fast-paced harvest. Twenty-six fermented lots were blind tasted for assemblage. Zinfandel yields were low, giving carignane and petite sirah greater prominence. Sensuous flavors support a rich tannin structure. This superb vintage will be enjoyable over the next 7-8 years.

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    Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes, along with Montebello. Ridge's zinfandels are always age-worthy; this one shows pepper, tar, and cedar when young, evolving into rich mocha after some time in cellar. -Astorwines.com

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/10/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/23/2014