Lovely blue fruit and velvety tannis. A cab-blend imposter, and wonderfully so. Fruit of the zin is balanced against the dryness of cab franc and carignan. High alcohol works well. Some herb notes balance the fruit. Paired with grilled kebabs. Perfect.
Not impressed by this bottle bought at LAX airport. Normally, I am not lucky buying wine at airports. After reading good reviews on this 78% Zinfandel from the Western edge of Alexander Valley, Sonoma County I resisted buying more bottles because I couldn't have more carry-ons. For me, not equilibrated. To much alcohol and acidity in the end. Ruby color with som bramble fruit, mint, sweet cherry fruit, medium chalky tannins and nothing else extraordinary, Again, I am not lucky buying wines at airports....Because of all the good reviews on the one, I will try to get another bottle and maybe change my opinion.
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(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?)
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