YES! My longtime (20+ years) favorite is getting the scores it deserves!! Did YOU get any?? Now is the time!!

Dear Oenophile,

Same price, same story, same love....HUGE new score!! I think, if memory serves, this is the highest score ever from anyone for my beloved Geyserville, and the second time it has received 94 points (in 40+ vintages!) One of this country's great treasures, EVERYONE needs a few bottles of this in their cellar!

As has been noted by myself, a Ridge superfan, along with dozens of other retailers and wine experts ---- "there's Zinfandel, and then there's Ridge Geyserville." Some of the vines here date back 130 YEARS!!

The 2013 Geyserville is undoubtedly one of the finest vintages for this American classic in its long history. Most of you know my passion for these wines (not the least of which is the INSANELY WONDERFUL PRICING), so I'll spare you yet another essay-form love letter. Just KNOW that this is one of the GREATS!! To quote winemaker Eric Baugher (Paul Draper is still head of winemaking for the entire Ridge portfolio):
"Winter rains ended in December, and a warm February prompted early bud-break. Light rains in April saved the day, and let the vines set a full crop. This was the most uniform and evenly-ripe vintage in many years. Fermentation began quickly, and we pressed on day seven. In assemblage, thirty-five percent of the lots were held out—an especially rigorous selection. The wine has elegant structure, intense berry fruit, and firm acid. It will be most enjoyable over the next eight to ten years."

All I can say is GET SOME. You will be drinking it for many, many years to come -- it's easy -- we are talking $210 a 6-pack, folks....nothing for Zinfandel at this level!!!!

2013 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE $34.95!!!  AG/Vinous 94

AG94: "The 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is every bit as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel last year. Ripe and voluptuous on the palate - yet with a super-classic conception of structure, the 2013 offers superb depth and impeccable overall balance. Waves of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, tobacco lead to more savory/ferrous notes that develop in the glass. Saline notes give the 2013 much of its energy and vivacity. This is a tremendous effort from Ridge. As is my custom, I have included Ridge's Sonoma wines here for ease of reference. Readers should note that in 2012 Ridge did not produce their Historic Vineyard Series wines, as all the fruit was used for the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Monte Bello bottlings. Ridge fans can look forward to a number of special bottlings for the 2013 vintage, including a Monte Bello Historic Vines and Monte Bello Steep Terraces, both of which are shaping up to be magnificent. Unfortunately I was not able to taste the 2014 Lytton Springs on this visit, but I report back on that wine as soon as is practical."

Arrives one week!! DON'T MISS!


Stefan Blicker at BPW

 

Ridge Proprietary Red Geyserville -- 2013

 

Vinous 94

Vinous 94 points: "The 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is every bit as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel last year. Ripe and voluptuous on the palate - yet with a super-classic conception of structure, the 2013 offers superb depth and impeccable overall balance. Waves of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, tobacco lead to more savory/ferrous notes that develop in the glass. Saline notes give the 2013 much of its energy and vivacity. This is a tremendous effort from Ridge. As is my custom, I have included Ridge's Sonoma wines he ...

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Vinous 94

Vinous 94 points: "The 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is every bit as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel last year. Ripe and voluptuous on the palate - yet with a super-classic conception of structure, the 2013 offers superb depth and impeccable overall balance. Waves of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, tobacco lead to more savory/ferrous notes that develop in the glass. Saline notes give the 2013 much of its energy and vivacity. This is a tremendous effort from Ridge. As is my custom, I have included Ridge's Sonoma wines he ...

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