Ridge 2012 Geyserville
71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mourvedre | Alc: 14.4% – Big and Bold
Sonoma County, California
Aromas of bramble fruit, wintergreen, licorice, and sweet toasted oak. Rich black cherry fruit on entry with elegant chalky tannins, gravel/rock, and ginger root. A layered, sensuous finish.
“Inky purple. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of dark berry liqueur, potpourri, smoky oak and Indian spices, with a hint of licorice in the background. Fleshy, palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors become brighter and spicier with air and pick up a sexy lavender pastille nuance. Supple tannins add support to an extremely long, sweet finish that extends the berry and floral notes. As fine an example of this consistently excellent bottling as I’ve had in years.” 93pts – Stephen Tanzer’s IWC
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