Taken from 3 adjoining vineyards that rest on gravelly soil, the 2018 Ridge ‘Geyserville’ Zinfandel always delivers. Ripe tannins, plums, sandalwood and a beautiful balance. This does not have the weight of many extracted Zinfandels and instead relies on poise and presence to really satisfy.
A wine that always delivers, the 2018 Geyserville from Ridge comes all from a single vineyard in the Alexander Valley and checks in as 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, and the rest Alicante Bouschet. It has a big, cedary bouquet of red and black plums, sandalwood, potpourri, and Asian spices that develops and fills out nicely with time in the glass. This carries to a more medium-bodied Zinfandel that has wonderful purity of fruit, present yet ripe tannins, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. This structured yet ethereal example of this cuvée ranks with the finest vintages to date. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.