Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

9.154 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

During the month of January, the Wednesday Wine Committee has a unique format...the sparkler, whites and dessert wines can be from any vintage and any location, but the reds must be from the 2007 vintage. It was my first time providing a wine for a lunch, so I was excited to see how it showed. As always, all wines were served blind.

My guess here was Zinfandel. Not jammy or overly hot in any way. Lots of spice and black pepper. Fruit was mainly red and black (no shade of purple in the glass). Fair bit of sediment. I love older zins.

During the month of January, the Wednesday Wine Committee has a unique format...the sparkler, whites and dessert wines can be from any vintage and any location, but the reds must be from the 2007 vintage. It was my first time providing a wine for a lunch, so I was excited to see how it showed. As always, all wines were served blind.

My guess here was Zinfandel. Not jammy or overly hot in any way. Lots of spice and black pepper. Fruit was mainly red and black (no shade of purple in the glass). Fair bit of sediment. I love older zins.

Jan 17th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The nose is spiced plums and blue fruits with decayed florals. The fruits have fallen into a date/prune phase. I said at some point in the tasting the 07 vintage that 07's wouldn't age as long as many thought. This is wine is proof. The 02 "G" aged better than this 07. Many compared it to 97 and it's certainly not 97. However, it still tastes very nice. The fruits are stewed; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, tarry anise, violets, spice, touch of pepper, stems, dry parsley, dry crushed rocks, warm dark earth, nice acidity and a rich polished fruit finish that lasts and lasts. If you have this vintage...no point in holding it any longer.

The nose is spiced plums and blue fruits with decayed florals. The fruits have fallen into a date/prune phase. I said at some point in the tasting the 07 vintage that 07's wouldn't age as long as many thought. This is wine is proof. The 02 "G" aged better than this 07. Many compared it to 97 and it's certainly not 97. However, it still tastes very nice. The fruits are stewed; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, tarry anise, violets, spice, touch of pepper, stems, dry parsley, dry crushed rocks, warm dark earth, nice acidity and a rich polished fruit finish that lasts and lasts. If you have this vintage...no point in holding it any longer.

Feb 19th, 2017
Andre Lopez

Unbelievably smooth and delicious.

Unbelievably smooth and delicious.

Mar 26th, 2016
boyd

Ridge. So solid. Always.

Ridge. So solid. Always.

Mar 24th, 2016
Andre Lopez

Smokin' good. Velvety tannins and great balance of fruit and earth. In a really good spot right now. #ridgevineyards

Smokin' good. Velvety tannins and great balance of fruit and earth. In a really good spot right now. #ridgevineyards

Nov 10th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Really on point- delicious, berry cola herb/spice notes. Impressed

Really on point- delicious, berry cola herb/spice notes. Impressed

Jul 5th, 2015
Matthew Sabato

Magnum Sunday Funday.

Magnum Sunday Funday.

May 21st, 2017
J Levenson

Ridge Rocks. Black cherry, pepper with incredible balance.

Ridge Rocks. Black cherry, pepper with incredible balance.

Nov 14th, 2016
Steve Garrity

Dinner with the Brooks!

Dinner with the Brooks!

Aug 31st, 2016
Evan Tenaglia

Fabulous! Black fruit and slightly gamy on the nose. Acid, tannin, and fruit perfectly balanced. This can go longer but beautiful now.

Fabulous! Black fruit and slightly gamy on the nose. Acid, tannin, and fruit perfectly balanced. This can go longer but beautiful now.

Jul 3rd, 2016