Red

2011 Ridge Geyserville

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
Drink between 2014 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • djarcara Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 25, 2015 - Medium to full body. Spicy nose of clove, black pepper, cola, and dark fruit. Dark fruit, vanilla flavors. Great wine. Nice balance. Lovely now, but has very good aging potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 11, 2014 - Good and on the ascent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Anthony Lombardi Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 9, 2014 - From 375. Slow ox'd around an hour. The nose, as always is expressive & powerful. Blackberries & underbrush. Gorgeous black & red fruit w/some black pepper & baking spice. Texturally, I can't imagine more enjoyment. Beautiful structure, but perfectly enjoyable now. An American Classic.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Like the '12, this should grow up to emerge as an outstanding Geyserville.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ricardohd wrote: (90 points)

    November 21, 2014 - Half bottle, eaten with grilled ribeye. Vanilla, touch of exotic spice on the nose. Unexpectedly refined palate with kirsch, a bit too much sweetness for me. A little heat and good balancing acidity on the mid-palate and then medium finish. Bitter on the end. Good with sturdy food, not great on its own. Not good value.

    2 people found this helpful
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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/19/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Ridge Geyserville) Very dark cherry red color; aromatic, dried berry, lavender, dried herb nose; tasty, complex, dried berry, lavender, dried herb palate with good balance; medium-plus finish (78% Zinfandel, 16% Carignane, 4% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mataro; 14.2% alcohol)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/11/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Ridge Geyserville) Dark ruby color; tart berry, dried berry, dark chocolate nose; tasty, complex, dried berry, licorice, tart black cherry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points (76% Zinfandel, 16% Carignane, 4% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mataro; 14% alcohol; best young Geyserville on release ever?)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Geyserville
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 744442301003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 33 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1826 (78%)
  • Consumed 495 (21%)

Food Pairing

Greek Pizza, pizaa, Prime rib, ritz crackers

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  64 votes