Saturday, April 26, 2008

2005 Ridge Geyserville 40th Vintage

Congratulations to Ridge on reaching this milestone. After all the hard work they have put in over the years, the least I could do was celebrate it by drinking it.

Sara and I drank this on a whim one night a few weeks ago. I bought a few bottles from Nabil and I was planning on holding them for awhile, but after we drank the first bottle, we ended up drinking all of them over the next few weeks. It was just so good.

Like all of the Ridge wines I can afford, this is mostly Zinfandel (77%) with other varietals mixed in for structure and taste. It is a full-bodied, rich wine but it's not think and syrupy or overdone. I've found two types of Zinfandel--the mineral, peppery type and the velvitier, more dark-fruit driven type. This is of the later type, with hints of blueberry.

I love Ridge, and I'm going to go visit their winery as soon as I get a free moment. After all, they're just down the road now.

1 comment:

Ben said...

I agree - I think that Ridge must put a bucket of win into every barrel of wine.