Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Zinfandel 2022 750 ml (Sonoma County, California) - [WS 94] [JS 94]
Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Zinfandel 2022 750 ml (Sonoma County, California) - [WS 94] [JS 94]

Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Zinfandel 2022 750 ml
(Sonoma County, California) - [WS 94] [JS 94]

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About this Wine:

First produced in 1966, we have made this zinfandel every year for fifty-six years. Consistency of quality and vineyard character are its hallmarks. A dry winter with a moderate spring and summer ripened the grapes evenly. Showing plentiful fruit, elegant tannins and bright acidity, this fine wine will develop fully over the next fourteen years.

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby in color with aromas of black cherry, dark plum, sarsaparilla, baking spices, toasted oak, and lavender. A fresh entry with bold red cherry and raspberry flavors. Subtle tannins and natural acidity lead to a long and pleasant finish. TG (10/23)

Technical Data

Vineyard: Geyserville
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Varietal Composition: 67% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Mataro
Organically Grow

Harvest Dates: 
Grapes: Average Brix 24.7˚
TA: 6.84 g/L
pH: 3.55
Fermentation: Full Crush, 100% floating cap. Natural primary and natural secondary (malolactic) fermentations; daily pump-overs.
Barrels: 100% air-dried American oak barrels; 68% Appalachian, 20% Kentucky, and 12% Ozark (30% new, 22% one year old, 25% two years old, and 23% three years old and older).
Aging: Sixteen months in barrel

Hand-harvested grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush, 141 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points – Wine Spectator:
“Deeply structured and bright with acidity, this combines power with grace. Black cherry and dark plum flavors take on licorice, green peppercorn and Asian five-spice accents as this builds toward broad-shouldered tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Mataro. Drink now through 2035. 7,500 cases made.” – Tim Fish (Aug 2024)

94 Points – James Suckling:
"This zinfandel-dominant field blend is ripe, delicious and lush, with light, spicy oak accents over plump blackberries, blueberries and vanilla bean. Saturated and opulent but not fat, as moderate tannins and some raspberry-like acidity balance the full body. 67% zinfandel, 20% carignan, 10% petite sirah and 3% mataro. Drink or hold.” (May 2024)