Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red Blend 2019 Rated 95JD
Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red Blend 2019 Rated 95JD ymkt418628
$94.99 $84.99 price per bottle
Connoisseurs' Guide Review
In the very first Issue of Connoisseurs' Guide, back in November, 1974, Ridge Geyserville was among the most highly praised wines. And, now four decades and five years later, the very same wine sits at the top of the ratings table. But here is an interesting difference. This wine is among the most mannerly Geyservilles ever. Yes, it is its usuallly deep and complex self with ripe berries both black and blue profoundly expressed all joined with the richness and flavor length that has been prominent in the very best vintags. And, yes, that expected stratum of solid tannins shows up in the finish and promises a long and rewarding aging curve. This is Geyserville, and it still makes our palates sing and puts a smile on our faces. Buy it.
James Suckling Review
A beautiful red with lots of blackberries, cloves, stone, spice and purple fruit. Its full and balanced with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Some graphite to the black fruit. More zin this year in the blend. 71% zinfandel, 19% carignan, 7% petite sirah and 3% alicante bouschet. Drink now.
Wine Enthusiast Review
Deep and rich in flavor, this full-bodied wine will continue improving with age. It shows generous, late-picked blackberry flavors along with accents of vanilla, milk chocolate and black pepper, while mild tannins give it some nice heft in the texture. Best through 2030.
Wine & Spirits Review
The oldest vines at Ridge's Geyserville Vineyard were planted 130 years ago in a gravel wash off the Russian River. Today, the wine layers the fruit of successive generations of vines while combining zinfandel and carignane with petite sirah and alicante bouschet. All those elements come together in a complex tapestry of flavor, smoky in its concentration, lasting on scents of herbs, flowers and berries. As elegant as the wine may be, it is not shy in its rich power. Geyserville often reaches its peak between ten and 20 years from the vintage and this one should age as well.
Wine Spectator Review
Deeply structured, yet nimble on its feet. Blackberry, fresh fennel and brown baking spices build richness and layers toward medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2030.
Dark garnet red with classic Geyserville nose of ripe black cherry and plum, gravel, wintergreen, and beautiful oak spice. Deep and sensuously layered with polished tannins, river-rock minerality, and a long finish.
71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet
Alcohol 14. 5%