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2005 Ridge "Geyserville" Zinfandel, California

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closed 14/09/2018, 04:41 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2005 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Santa Cruz, California, United States
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape varieties: Carignan, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah/Durif

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 flavours. The tannins are nicely folded into the fruit, creeping gently out on the finish. A very impressive blend, with superb balance and flavour definition.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135
Issue Date: 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, liquorice and black walnut flavours. Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah. Drink now. 10,000 cases made.
Author: Tim Fish

Some years back Ridge removed the varietal identifier from its Geyserville red wine made substantially from Zinfandel but a field-blend in reality. But whatever they call it, it has been and continues to be a terrific Zinfandel by any standard. Its deep but still developing aromas of berries, brownies and sweet oak give way to more open and accessible ripe-berry flavors, and, contrary to the latter-day norm, the wine is free of excessive ripeness or evident heat. It has the depth to enjoy now, but given Geyserville's track record for longevity and the wine's nascent character, it is wise to cellar away a few bottles. (1/2008)
95/100 points Connoisseurs Guide
(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. (JR) (11/2007)
93/100 points Vinous

93/100 Stephen Tanzer

So clarety! Looks quite evolved with its definitively ruby colour. Bloody smells. Sweet fruit that is also miraculously fresh. Lovely balance. Very fine and feminine. Jancis Robinson (3/2010)

Other details

Been stored in a Eurocave since purchase. Good level and clean label but with some tears.

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