2012 Ridge “Geyserville” Sonoma County Zinfandel – A masterful Zin by Zin-Master Paul Draper
A serious wine from a serious California vintage. Aromas of bramble fruit, wintergreen, licorice, and sweet toasted oak. Rich black cherry fruit on entry with elegant chalky tannins, gravel/rock, and ginger root. A layered, sensuous finish.
Rated 92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni: “The 2012 Zinfandel Geyserville is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark and fleshy, yet backed up by significant structure, the 2012 impresses for its pure polish and finesse. Raspberry jam, flowers, cloves and menthol wrap around the juicy, expressive finish. The 2012 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Wow! The blend is 70% Zinfandel, 21% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvedre).”
750ml. List Price $44.99/bottle; by the case of 12, $35.99/bottle.