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Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2020

$41.95
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WS 92
  • WE 90
  • OB 92
  • WIL 97
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Ripe cranberry and cassis on the nose. Focused dark bramble fruit on the palate, layered with cocoa and clove. Vibrant acidity balances beautifully with opulent fruit and carries through to a long and elegant finish.

Blend : 69% ZINFANDEL, 20% CARIGNANE, 8% PETITE SIRAH, 2% ALICANTE BOUSCHET, 1% MATARO 

6 reviews for Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2020

  1. WS

    Deeply structured and briary, with a mix of red and black fruit accented by licorice, dill and savory underbrush flavors. Finishes with medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Mataro. Drink now through 2030.

  2. WE

    This hearty, full-bodied and lightly tannic blend of Zinfandel and several other traditional varieties offers tasty boysenberry and black plum flavors and light smoky, peppery accents on a rich texture. Seeming a bit less concentrated than the last two vintages, it’s still ripe, smooth and attractive.

  3. BL

    A luscious charming, blend of five varieties, mostly Zinfandel, Ultra smooth and seamless, with rich plum and blackberry flavors, a triumph of winemaking skill, long and stunning.

  4. OB

    The 2020 ‘Geyserville’ blends mostly Zinfandel (69%) with the remainder Carignane and Petite Sirah, with a splash of Alicante Boushet and Mataro added. Needing an hour in the decanter to be fully expressive, the nose comes off very pretty with red roses and ripe raspberry with bramble undercurrents and shades of black plum that all dazzle in the glass. Silky tannins frame a core of bright red fruits with baking spices bergamot and suggestions of persimmon. Finishing long, this a truly outstanding effort that is already showing beautifully and will be sure to satisfy over the next ten to twelve years. Drink 2022-2034

  5. WAS

    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.

  6. WIL

    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. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of alluring boysenberries, formidable blackberries, and racy minerality.

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WS 92
Wine Spectator
Deeply structured and briary, with a mix of red and black fruit accented by licorice, dill and savory underbrush flavors. Finishes with medium-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Mataro. Drink now through 2030.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
This hearty, full-bodied and lightly tannic blend of Zinfandel and several other traditional varieties offers tasty boysenberry and black plum flavors and light smoky, peppery accents on a rich texture. Seeming a bit less concentrated than the last two vintages, it’s still ripe, smooth and attractive.
OB 92
Owen Bargreen
The 2020 ‘Geyserville’ blends mostly Zinfandel (69%) with the remainder Carignane and Petite Sirah, with a splash of Alicante Boushet and Mataro added. Needing an hour in the decanter to be fully expressive, the nose comes off very pretty with red roses and ripe raspberry with bramble undercurrents and shades of black plum that all dazzle in the glass. Silky tannins frame a core of bright red fruits with baking spices bergamot and suggestions of persimmon. Finishing long, this a truly outstanding effort that is already showing beautifully and will be sure to satisfy over the next ten to twelve years. Drink 2022-2034
WIL 97
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. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of alluring boysenberries, formidable blackberries, and racy minerality.

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Since its founding in 1962, Ridge Vineyards has been a trailblazer in the world of Californian winemaking, garnering worldwide acclaim for its exceptional wines. Nestled in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains, Ridge Vineyards boasts several vineyards spread across the state of California. One of its most renowned creations is the Monte Bello, a Bordeaux blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon that elegantly combines the complexity of Bordeaux wines with the intense fruitiness characteristic of California. Ridge Vineyards is also revered for its superb range of Zinfandel wines and blends, particularly the iconic Geyserville cuvée. Additionally, the winery offers wines crafted from Petite Sirah, Carignan, and a Grenache-Mataro blend, while also producing a limited amount of Chardonnay...check our brand Ridge Vineyards
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