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2012 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville Sonoma County
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About Ridge Vineyards

One of the premier producers of Cabernet and Zinfandel blends in California, Ridge Vineyards thrives on the hands-off approach of longtime winemaker Paul Draper. These wines are generally single-site bottlings that express the unique characteristics of vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley, among others.

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2012 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville Sonoma County

Producer: Ridge Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

(71% zinfandel, 19% carignane, 7% petite sirah, 2% mataro and 1% alicante bouschet):  Inky purple.  A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of dark berry liqueur, potpourri, smoky oak and Indian spices, with a hint of licorice in the background.  Fleshy, palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors become brighter and spicier with air and pick up a sexy lavender pastille nuance.  Supple tannins add support to an extremely long, sweet finish that extends the berry and floral notes.  As fine an example of this consistently excellent bottling as I've had in years.

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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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