Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Zinfandel
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Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Zinfandel - 2020

Item # 39388 750mL

Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes, along with Montebello. Ridge's Zinfandels are always age-worthy; this one shows pepper, tar, and cedar when young, evolving into rich mocha after some time in cellar.

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Ridge Vineyards is one of California's most storied estates. While Ridge can trace its history back to the late 1800s, the first vintage of the Geyserville Zinfandel was in 1966. From its inception this cuvée was designed to highlight the unique climate, gravelly soils, and varietal diversity of the region. All harvesting and sorting is done in the fields by hand. Fermentation starts with native yeast and varietals are vinified individually to maximize color, flavor, and desirable tannin. The Geyserville Zinfandel is rich in dark purple fruit note, like plum and black cherry, youthful tannin is perfectly leveled by bright acidity. A wonderful wine selection ton for a roast with root vegetables. This is a wine primed for evolution, fit for aging in bottle over the next 12 to 15 years.

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About the Producer

Cupertino, California, USA The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique...

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