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2005 Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville

abv 14.6%
  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 57659-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($35; 77% zinfandel, 17% carignane and 6% petite sirah) Dark red. Seductively perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry, lavender and minerals lifted by exotic Asian spices. Seems almost light for zinfandel, with a silky texture and deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors. The tannins are nicely folded into the fruit, creeping gently out on the finish. A very impressive blend, with superb balance and flavor definition.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    This red is exotic, and pushes the ripeness envelope, but it's appealing for its briary wild berry and pepper aromas and zesty black raspberry, licorice and black walnut flavors. Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah. Drink now. 10,000 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: MVerble
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: sciphan
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: AllanBG
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: hctrimmer
  • Self | Rating: 92

    needs time for flavor to appear well balanced
    Drink Dates: 2018
    Author: RalphTs
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Outstandingly smooth Zin.
    Author: drdobies
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This med weight zin had much more complexity than the last time I had it. Vibrant cherry up front, mineral and cedar notes on the mid palate, and pleasantly smooth finish with some caramel. Very well done.
    Author: cloudon

Ridge Vineyards, known for its stellar reds, began when San Francisco doctor Osea Perrone bought 180 acres of land near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in California's Santa Cruz Mountains. The cellar, which is also the present-day production site, was built into the mountainside on three levels. After success with several Cabernet Sauvignon vintages in the 1940s, the Perrone family decided to buy the terraces back and began producing high-quality Zinfandel and Cabernet. By the '60s, Ridge was a 45-acre vineyard and produced its first Geyserville Zinfandel. Today, Ridge also has vineyards in Sonoma and Paso Robles. While Cabernet and Zinfandel make up most of Ridge's production, small amounts of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Sirah are also grown.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 346 bottles owned
  • 117 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 117 collectors)