Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2011 1.5L

$78.00

SKU 27655

1.5L

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Aromas of scented bramble fruit, mint, gravelly earth, and sweet oak. Flavors of black tea, sweet cherry fruit and complex minerality. Sensuous and layered with medium chalky tannins and lively acidity. Finishes long and savory.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Ridge Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • cg95

Connoisseurs' Guide to California WineAnother stunner under the Geyserville moniker, this rich, nicely layered offering combines red and black berries with touches of dried leaves and black pepper in its mid-volume aromas. And, as promising as the nose seems to be, the wine is even more deeply packed on the palate where its blackberry, raspberry, darkly spiced fruit is joined by background notes of creamy oak. Latter palate tannin assures that this version of Geyserville will enjoy the long-aging abilities of its predecessors. $38

June 12, 2013
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis is a fine wine that shows its terroir. It's bone dry, moderate in alcohol, and with lovely acidity. The flavors suggest open fields of lavender and thyme, wild strawberries and cherries, and richer, spicier notes of red licorice. A classic Ridge blend of Zinfandel, Carignane and other varieties, it's one of the most complex and enjoyable wines of its type in California.

Steve Heimoff, August 1, 2013
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Proprietary Red Geyserville (78% Zinfandel, 16% Carignan and the rest Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet and Mataro; 14% alcohol) was made from grapes harvested between September 21 and October 3. It reveals more stuffing than the Zinfandels as well as attractive earthy, briery, spicy fruit, pepper, meat and black cherry fruit. While it is not one of the legendary Geyserville efforts, it is a competent red wine to enjoy over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 2013
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorTart and appealingly rustic, with black cherry and dill aromas, featuring briary flavors of plum, tobacco and herbs that finish on a slightly earthy note. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and Mataro. Drink now through 2018. 8,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2013