Ridge Vineyards

50th Vintage Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.187 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Complex aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. On the palate plum and cherry with smoky oak, pepper and cacao wrapped in generous acidity. Fine sweet tannins, still tight, lingering, good structure ending with some earthy tones. Needs a couple of years to rest. Nice!

A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouschet. Complex aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. On the palate plum and cherry with smoky oak, pepper and cacao wrapped in generous acidity. Fine sweet tannins, still tight, lingering, good structure ending with some earthy tones. Needs a couple of years to rest. Nice!

Apr 19th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Ridge Vineyards Dinner; 15 December 2017 at Wheatleigh, Lenox, MA

Ridge Vineyards Dinner; 15 December 2017 at Wheatleigh, Lenox, MA

Dec 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose, big jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, dark cherries, blue fruits, understated baking spices, spice and dark florals. M body & tannins. Ripe, fresh; dark cherries, black berries, plum, blue fruits and strawberries round out the fruits. Dark spices with heat, salted caramel, dark coco powder, dry crushed rocks, black rich earth, stems, tobacco leaf, hint of woodiness, a round soft bright fruit finish with great natural acidity. They made a small amount rosé of from the Geyerville fruit in this vintage. Per Eric, he believes it makes a really good rose. Photos of, another vineyard, the legendary Paul Draper and shot of the barrel room. Eric believes this vintage will cellar 30 years. Certainly one of the very best Geyserville's I've had. Score should improve with a 7-10 years cellaring. They just bought the Geyserville vineyard...just over 300 acres at 7 million dollars.

On the nose, big jammy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, dark cherries, blue fruits, understated baking spices, spice and dark florals. M body & tannins. Ripe, fresh; dark cherries, black berries, plum, blue fruits and strawberries round out the fruits. Dark spices with heat, salted caramel, dark coco powder, dry crushed rocks, black rich earth, stems, tobacco leaf, hint of woodiness, a round soft bright fruit finish with great natural acidity. They made a small amount rosé of from the Geyerville fruit in this vintage. Per Eric, he believes it makes a really good rose. Photos of, another vineyard, the legendary Paul Draper and shot of the barrel room. Eric believes this vintage will cellar 30 years. Certainly one of the very best Geyserville's I've had. Score should improve with a 7-10 years cellaring. They just bought the Geyserville vineyard...just over 300 acres at 7 million dollars.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.9

Supple, ripe, best served with a slight chill to accentuate the fruit.

Supple, ripe, best served with a slight chill to accentuate the fruit.

Jun 1st, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Excellent 50th vintage. I've never opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Certainly, one of the most consistent producers. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Excellent 50th vintage. I've never opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Certainly, one of the most consistent producers. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Brian Tuite

Very ripe.

Very ripe.

Dec 27th, 2017
Don B NZ

Brilliant

Brilliant

Jul 12th, 2019
Koichi Tanaka

香りはヴィンテージっぽいが飲むとフレッシュさスパイシーさを感じ、後味は豊かなカシスの味わい。とても美味しい

香りはヴィンテージっぽいが飲むとフレッシュさスパイシーさを感じ、後味は豊かなカシスの味わい。とても美味しい

Nov 23rd, 2018
Jordan Franceschini

In the zone right now. A beauty.

In the zone right now. A beauty.

Aug 19th, 2018
Eldon Sproule

Beautiful red fruit flavour. Grippy tannins, sour cherry and cranberry flavours. Long, smooth finish. You could drink this night after night. Could probably use a good decant or a couple years in bottle.

Beautiful red fruit flavour. Grippy tannins, sour cherry and cranberry flavours. Long, smooth finish. You could drink this night after night. Could probably use a good decant or a couple years in bottle.

Jul 19th, 2018