Red, Ready, but will keep

2010 Ridge Geyserville, Sonoma County, California

2010 Ridge Geyserville, Sonoma County, California

Red | Ready, but will keep | Code:  12182 | 2010 | USA > California > Sonoma County | Other Varieties | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.3 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate

88/100

The Wine Advocate - The 2010 Geyserville comes across as very sweet. Dried prunes, cooked cherries, flowers and licorice are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. Today, the 2010 is a bit disjointed. The fruit, the Zinfandel in particular, shows the clear effects of the heat spikes. In 2010, the blend is 64% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 2% Mataro Mourvedre. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
Antonio Galloni - 31/08/2012

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Sonoma County

North Coast's Sonoma County is California's largest AVA with 19,800 ha (2005) of vines. It has forever been the home of the meek and mild small grower as compared to the grandeur and might of neighbour Napa; more picturesque too, as much of the sandy, gravely loam land belonged to true orchards and fruit farms until the 1970s.

Sonoma Valley covers a small part of Sonoma County but its wines often outshine its illustrious neighbours in Napa County. Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated here with much success. Sonoma Valley has long enjoyed a special place in the history of California wine. The first vineyards in the valley were planted by Franciscan monks in 1823. In 1857 Agoston Haraszthy, one of the founding fathers of California's commercial winemaking, opened here the highly successful Buena Vista Winery.

Closer to the coast are the region's top producing AVAs for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay: Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Green Valley, while the slightly warmer Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys have earned a reputation as a hotspot for Cabernet, and increasingly, Zinfandel and Merlot.

Recommended producers
Ridge, Teira, Williams & Selyem, Rochioli are definitely worth investigating.

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