2019 Ridge 'Geyserville' Red Alexander Valley

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If your picnic preference is a BBQ plate to go, Geyserville brings the big flavor to match. This is a Zin-focused blend, with 71% Zinfandel supported by 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Ripe black cherries, plum and sweet oat lead into rich bramble fruit and round, supple tannins. The acidity brings plenty of refreshment to pair with your finger-licking fare.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
John Olney & Eric Bauer
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
100% Air-Dried American Oak Barrels
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Alexander Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1044787
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

A beautiful red with lots of blackberries, cloves, stone, spice and purple fruit. It’s full and balanced with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Some graphite to the black fruit. More zin this year in the blend. 71% zinfandel, 19% carignan, 7% petite sirah and 3% alicante bouschet.

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Wine Spectator

Deeply structured, yet nimble on its feet. Blackberry, fresh fennel and brown baking spices build richness and layers toward medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2030.

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Wine Enthusiast

Deep and rich in flavor, this full-bodied wine will continue improving with age. It shows generous, late-picked blackberry flavors along with accents of vanilla, milk chocolate and black pepper, while mild tannins give it some nice heft in the texture. Best through 2030.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Zinfandel Geyserville is 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignan, and the rest Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. This was a cooler vintage yet this wine reveals plenty of ripeness in its black and blue fruits as well as violets, cigar, and toasted spice-like aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and expansive on the palate, it has some obvious minerality, building tannins, and a great finish. It’s not going to match the 2018, but it’s still a complete, nuanced, complex Zinfandel that will keep for 10-15 years.