1997 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $27.50 (Sold out at the winery, but you might find it at less popular wine merchants)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 15% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, 1% Mataro

The Geyserville is consistently one of Ridge's best Zinfandels. The 1997 is no exception, with intense inky black cherry, peppery tones and a smooth glycerine-like body One of the longest, most intense finishes I can remember. Dubbed the "essence of life" by one WineBork. I just hope I can find some more. (MJA) - WB Team 2000-07-03


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