Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site zinfandel every year since 1966. The grapes are grown in three adjoining vineyards on a defined stretch of gravelly soil approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and a half-mile wide. Sustainably farmed, hand harvested estate-grown grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria. The wine then ages in American oak, of which 20% is new for twelve months.
Aromas of black cherry, plum, toasted oak, and gravelly-rock mineral. Full-bodied with chalky tannins and deep flavors of bramble, blackberries, and fresh mint. Sensuous, layered flavors that persist in a long finish.