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NEW MIXED CASES FOR THE JUBILEE LONG WEEKEND: ALL INCLUDE FREE DELIVERY (Mainland UK)
NEW MIXED CASES FOR THE JUBILEE LONG WEEKEND: ALL INCLUDE FREE DELIVERY (Mainland UK)

Half Bottle: Geyserville 2017 Ridge

Original price £27.95 - Original price £27.95
Original price
£27.95
£27.95 - £27.95
Current price £27.95
Winemaker tasting notes:-
Saturated Ruby red colour. Intense dark berry fruits, gravel earth, black liquorice, mint and exotic spices. Powerful bramble fruit entry, sensuous, well-defined tannins, great depth of flavour, enjoyable lengthy finish.

70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petit Sirah, 3% Alicant Bouschet

14.5% alcohol by volume

Located on the western edge of Sonoma's Alexander Valley, Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes, other than Monte Bello Ridge. The first vintage — 1966 — was an essence. The combination of Geyserville's climate, gravelly soils, and varietal mix (Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Alicante, Mataro, etc.) imparts elegance and definition not usually associated with Zinfandel. It's hard to describe a "typical" Geyserville. Each vintage is unique, distinct, extraordinary. Yet they do have elements in common, including the blackest of blackberry fruit, peppery spice, tar, cedar. The term "layered" was invented for Geyserville. And the wines change, re-inventing themselves in bottle, developing more nuance and complexity as years pass. Most ageworthy of all Ridge "zinfandels," they can be magnificent when young.

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a medical doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600 feet, it is surrounded by the "upper vineyard."