2020 Ridge Geyserville Red Alexander Valley
Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby color. Intense black cherry fruit aroma, exotic oak spice, cola, mint, and complex gravel earth. Intense bramble fruit entry, sensuous textural tannins, lively acid, and showing great minerality in a long finish.
Pairs well with Brazilian spiced turkey or North Carolina pulled pork.
Blend: 69% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mataro
Wilfred Wong - "The 2020 Ridge Geyserville reaches a new level of excellence. I have tasted nearly every vintage since I first tasted the 1972 vintage in the mid-1970s. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of alluring boysenberries, formidable blackberries, and racy minerality."
Wine & Spirits - "The founding partners at Ridge purchased the Monte Bello Winery from Leo and Evelyn Trentadue, who also farmed some of the oldest surviving vines in Sonoma County at their ranch on the Alexander Valley floor near Geyserville. The Old Patch, planted in the 1880s, has provided the base of the blend for Ridge’s single-vineyard wine since 1966. In 2020, it was harvested just as the first fires broke out; generations of vines at the Trentadue’s ranch provided 28 different lots, with John Olney selecting 20 for this wine. He finds that carignan, which makes up 20 percent of the mixed planting (along with small amounts of petite sirah, alicante bouschet and mataro), provides the acidity to refresh the zinfandel, which accounts for 69 percent of the vines. The early harvest produced a ripe, rich Geyserville with racy energy. The dark blueberry flavors are layered with red cherry, their seemingly weightless concentration sustained in a sleek, clean and graceful impression that lasts. A great 2020"
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Red Blend, Zinfandel|