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“Geyserville” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 14.5% vol, 75cl

“Geyserville” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 14.5% vol, 75cl

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SKU : USR20

£46.92

Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site Zinfandel in every year since 1966. The grapes are grown in three adjoining vineyards on a defined stretch of gravelly soil approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and a half-mile wide located on the western edge of the Alexander Valley, Sonoma County.

 

The youngest vines are 10 years old and the oldest over 120 years. 65% of the vines are in excess of 45 years old.

 

The blend of the 2016 Geyserville is 73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet

 

The sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate-grown grapes were destemmed and crushed. Fermentation was with native yeasts, followed by full malolactic. Ageing was for 12 months in American oak barrels – 20% new, the balance 1-4 years old.

 

Winemakers tasting note:

 

Deep ruby in colour. Plum and black cherry fruit aromas, mint, and gravelly earth. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, balanced acidity, and elegant tannins. Long finish.

 

Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

 

 

 

 

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