In a nutshell:
An iconic Zinfandel based field blend from the Alexander valley, Sonoma County.
Ridge are all about sustainably farmed single vineyard wines and almost nothing exemplifies this more than their Geyserville which they have made every year since 1966. The site is almost perfect for Zinfandel, situated on an ancient river bed in the western edge of the Alexander Valley, within Sonoma County, occasional morning fog gives way to warm days and frequent evening breezes. Geyserville contains some vines over 130 years old and is a traditional field blend with the 2018 comprising 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignan, 10% Petite Sirah, and 2% Alicante Bouschet.
Intense aromas of red and black cherry, ripe plums, exotic spice and cedar lead onto a silky smooth palate, wonderfully balanced with lively acidity and textural tannins, a minerality and long finish. This vintage has been described as ranking with "the finest to date" (Jeb Dunnuck).
95/100 - Jeb Dunnuck, 94+/100 - Antonio Galloni
When to drink:
Decant for a couple of hours if drinking now. If you have the patience then keep for as long as you can! (10 years +)