Geyserville, Ridge Vineyards, Alexander Valley 2019 (half botltle)
"The 2019 Geyserville marks a pretty huge step up in this range. What a wine! Black cherry, plum, chocolate, cloves, menthol and licorice blast across the palate. Deep and saturated, with tremendous concentration, the 2019 Geyserville is a wine to cellar for at least a few years. Today, it is positively stunning. 94 points, vinous.com
71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet
About the vineyard:
Home to the oldest vines Ridge farm, where one vineyard section holds vines more than 130 years of age; vines that contribute an intensity and complexity of flavour than cannot be replicated by any other method. Geyserville is a traditional field blend of zinfandel and its complementary varieties: carignane, petite sirah, and mourvèdre.