Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Syrah, Alicante Bouschet
12 x 75cl * 14.5% ABV * Alexander Valley, California, USA
Ridge's first vines were planted in 1885, but it took almost 100 years for the producer to wow the world: its wines swept the board at Steven Spurrier's 1976 Judgement of Paris competition. Ever since, Ridge has produced wines that have been rightfully regarded alongside the finest Bordeaux blends and Burgundy's top whites.
Nevertheless, Zinfandel, grown in Lytton Springs and Geyserville, has become another jewel in their crown. This was the 55th consecutive vintage of Geyserville awarm spring followed by late rains disrupted fruit set. This resulted in lower yields and an early harvest that began the third week of August. The twenty-eight lots fermented separately on naturally present yeast. Of these, twenty were selected by taste for their exquisite fruit and balanced acidity. This is a classic Geyserville, enjoyable young and over the next ten or more years
Please note that prices are in-bond and exclude VAT, which are payable when the wines land which will before Christmas 2022.