Ridge 'Geyserville' Zinfandel Blend 2016 (Sonoma County, USA) "...juicy blackberry, wood spice, mint..."
60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 4% Mataro
"The proprietary red wine, the 2014 Geyserville from Alexander Valley is a big boy at 14.6% alcohol. Made from a blend of 60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignan, 12% Petite Sirah and the rest Mourvèdre, this is a big-time winner in 2014, with copious quantities of juicy blackberry and black cherry fruit, some wood spice and loamy soil undertones. Full-bodied, fleshy and seductive, the wine is clean, pure, textured, and offers sensational drinking now and over the next 7-8 years." - 93 Points, Wine Advocate
"Always on the must-try list for any lover of American or international wines, the 2014 Ridge Geyserville comes through with huge and complex flavors—raspberries, blackberries, chalk, mineral, gravel, and a touch of American oak. One can easily go on and on about the nuances in this wine and never capture all of its allure. Eric Baugher, Vice President of Winemaking at Monte Bello commented that the 2014 Geyserville used less Zinfandel than in any previous vintage and that in part explains why this wine can be so extraordinary: this is a wine made without constraints. (Tasted: February 25, 2016, San Francisco, CA) - 93 Points, Wilfred Wong
"Dark purple/ruby color. Blackberry jam, candied plums, gravel, spearmint, sweet oak, tropical floral notes. Fresh, intense bramble fruit entry; lively acidity, elegant tannins, mint, gravelly earth. Multi-dimensional: layered, deep, seductive flavors; lingering finish." - Producer