Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
The 2017 Zinfandel Geyserville exudes energy, but it is also very tight and closed in on itself. Time in the glass helps the wine open up, but only to a limited extent. Pretty scents of leather, savory herbs, spice and earthiness hint at what is to come. Readers should plan on being patient, but Ridge lovers know that. In most years, Geyserville starts hitting its stride around age ten.
Tightly focused yet expressive, with floral cherry, smoky dill and black pepper flavors that linger toward briary tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2025. 9,500 cases made.