Slightly past its prime, but this charmer offered a lot of earth, spice and tobacco character. I remember this from years ago. The fruit is not what it used to be. But most of us are not what we used to be either. Drink up.
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(Ridge Vineyards Geyserville) From half bottles. This wine also has a tinge of maturity to the colour, which is a mahogany-red. The nose is full of raspberry, tobacco and vanilla, and later some gingerbread aromas. Quite a big, impressive palate, although the acidity is a touch incongruous. A little lighter and less well balanced than the other Geyservilles tonight. Strange, as 1994 was a good vintage - perhaps storage of this wine has been less than adequate?
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