An Iconic wine, Ridge Geyserville is a traditional field blend of Zinfandel and its complementary varieties: Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Mataro (Mourvedre). Each vintage is unique, distinct, extraordinary... yet they do have elements in common, including the blackest of blackberry fruit, ripe plum, rich cherry, and cedar. A remarkably consistent and elegant wine with exceptional layering, Geyserville's unique flavor characteristics are often attributed to the relatively higher percentage of Carignane, added to the Petite Sirah found in most of our other Zinfandels. Among the most age-worthy of Ridge wines, Geyserville often drinks beautifully well beyond 10 years of age. This 2014 is a blend of 60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Mataro aged 13 months in 100% air-dried American oak barrels (15% new, 51% one and two years old, 34% three and four years old.) Antonio Galloni scored it 93 points as did the Wine Advocate who said "A classic 2014, the downright sexy, hedonistic and ready to go 2014 Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine (60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignan, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Mourvèdre) is medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced and loaded with notions of blackberries, plums, brambly herbs, licorice and spice. It's relatively soft and already approachable, but it will nevertheless keep through 2024."
This wine is delicious and is a steal for the price. I just purchased my second case of the Ridge 2014 Geyserville Red, Alexander Valley. My son and his wife are Ridge Club Members, so I have always liked their wines, but this is actually my first Ridge purchase in bulk.