2011 ridge zinfandel geyserville
jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, licorice, strawberry, raspberry, anise, dark berry fruit, high tannin, dark ripe cherry, dark berry, spice, blackberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk, mushroom, violet, rose petal, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, dark berry, black cherry, plum, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"Aromas of scented bramble fruit, mint, gravelly earth, and sweet oak. Flavors of black tea, sweet cherry fruit and complex minerality. Sensuous and layered with medium chalky tannins and lively acidity. Finishes long and savory.
Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site zinfandel in 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. " -Winery