Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Red Blend

9.1360 ratings
9.149 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mataro, Alicante Bouschet
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Eric Bass

Delicious.

Delicious.

Apr 13th, 2018
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.5

Effortless. Youthful and layered.

Effortless. Youthful and layered.

Nov 11th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

50. Years.

50. Years.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

Even better on day two. Grapey, zippy, and hedonistic.

Even better on day two. Grapey, zippy, and hedonistic.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016
Renato Hoyle

Magnum, long, berry.

Magnum, long, berry.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Renato Hoyle

Menthol. Didn't have the same balance from magnum I tasted 2 years ago. But still good. Still evolving

Menthol. Didn't have the same balance from magnum I tasted 2 years ago. But still good. Still evolving

Jun 24th, 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
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Aliitle ripe this vintage and a little VA, but really delicious as always.

Aliitle ripe this vintage and a little VA, but really delicious as always.

Oct 13th, 2016
Matt Sterr

America's wine.

America's wine.

Jul 31st, 2016
Riccardo L.

Again, the influence of the Zinfandel isn't as heavy as the blend suggests. It has a great harmony to it, but it's not as full and heavy as a Zin usually is. I like this. I like this fact a lot.

Again, the influence of the Zinfandel isn't as heavy as the blend suggests. It has a great harmony to it, but it's not as full and heavy as a Zin usually is. I like this. I like this fact a lot.

Mar 19th, 2016