Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2009 Wine Review

Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2009
Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2009
Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2009
Sonoma County, California, United States
Community Score: 2.3/5
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Product #: 723072
SAQ Product #: 862318

Price: $42.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2011-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ridge
Agent: Rogers & Company
More Vintages: 2011  1996  2010  Add New Vintage 
Natalie's Score: 91/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Under the American AVA laws, a wine must be at least 75% from a single variety to be varietally labelled. Since this wine is a blend of 74% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvèdre), it cannot be called a Zinfandel. Instead, Ridge uses the Geyserville designation, where the grapes are grown. Since each vintage is unique, it is hard to nail down the Geyserville style other than to say they are frequently complex, unique and extraordinary. This 2009, bottled in February 2011, is no exception. Cellar it 4+ years, or enjoy it now. My note: Robust and juicy with luscious layers of blackberry and black plum. Overpriced by $10, but this brand has power. You won’t be disappointed. Perfect for hearty meats of just about any kind.

Zinfandel food pairings: roast beef dinner.

This was reviewed October 15, 2011 by

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