I really loved it! Mom said it was ok. I bought a bottle for a special occasion. Tasted and bought at eleven eleven. 3-24-21 — 21 days ago
They have done it again, another home run from Alheit, amped up to eleven but in a fresh casing. A stunning Chenin that is all about texture
Pronoucned intense, somewhat reductive at first, but soon blooms out to expose an amazing array of aromas of fresh but ripe fruit, ripe lemons, bruised apples, honeydew melon, orange blossom followed by beeswax, cashew nuts and a very present savoury complexity with a salty breeze and dusty rock minerality.
Rich palate with a focused and tactile, high acidity that penetrates the medium full body with a pronounced fruit profile of juicy but fresh fruit, lemon juice, melon, honey, expansive complexity with a rocky and salty base note that evolves into a toffee and milky like texture through a long finish. Brilliant
— 24 days ago
37% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay.
Base of 80% 2016 and 20% 2015, aged in new to 12yo barrels for eleven months, and was then given two and a half years 'sur lattes' before disgorging. The malolactic fermentation was completed.
A lovely wine from a rather unheralded village (Villers-Aux-Nœuds), despite its 1er Cru status.
Manages to have both a wonderful richness while maintaining a baseline of briny freshness. — 4 months ago
Too Expensive — a month ago
Vintage 2010 | Cabernet Franc, eleven years old, 24 months barrel aging. I like this type of wine. Must be tamed. So stubborn. And full of character. I gave it 4 hours aeration. Minerality is dominant in the smell. Barnyard. The vibrant acidity in taste that can be so expressive in CF. | Paired with tenderloin and Chinese mushrooms. And edammer cheese. — 21 days ago
I liked it, mom did not it was a bit peppery for her. I bought a bottle. 3-24-21 eleven eleven — 21 days ago
We really enjoyed this one. Eleven years after the vintage, and we paired it with our Easter dinner which was really a varied feast of steaks, ham, veggies, and roast potatoes. Red and dark fruit here with a flintiness present. Nice depth here. A beautiful pairing with our marbled steak. Great memories trying these wines for the first time at the Vancouver International Wine Festival a few years back. — 10 days ago
Good God, what a sensational wine is this 2016 Geyserville field blend from Ridge Vineyards, a predominant Zinfandel cuvée with 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouschet.
Totally hedonistic, with perfectly ripe blackberry, cassis, rich dark chocolate and steeped plum, intertwined with crunchy gravel, toasted spices and a delightful sweet tobacco note. The palate is full bodied but elegant, powerful yet perfectly poised, replete with youthful vigour, with a lingering - and totally unapologetic - sweet vanilla perfume that completes what is an exceptionally harmonious mouthfeel. It’s the sort of wine you can’t stop sipping.
Ridge’s Geyserville holds a very special place in my heart. The 2000 was one of the first experiences that really sparked my love for wine as a young waiter around a decade ago. At ten or eleven years of age, that wine was truly memorable. I’ve been hooked on Zinfandel since, though I don’t drink nearly enough of it. This 2016 is the first Geyserville I’ve had for many years, and it has exceeded my high expectations. I cannot wait to try this in ten or fifteen years’ time. — 3 months ago