1992 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville Tasting Notes!

Did you just receive an e-mail about our limited library release of the Ridge Vineyards 1992 Geyserville? Yes? Excellent! No? Time to get on our e-mail list! (You can do so here).

Anyhow, the point is, for a very limited time, and in what is essentially a while-supplies-last sort of way, we’re offering the opportunity to purchase a wonderful selection from our wine library, the 1992 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville! We have it in both 750ml and 1.5L  bottlings, and having personally tasted this vintage quite recently, I can tell you this is indeed a rare and special opportunity. Here are my tasting notes:

1992 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville

Remarkably intact for its age, with a full-bodied profile; plush fruit, still-vibrant acidity, and very supple tannins. Oddly enough, my first draw of the bouquet conjured up something along the lines of a home-cooked Minestrone soup! Meaning, I got some richly integrated, wine-infused, slow-cooked tomato sauce notes (nothing vegetal or stewed mind you, just a deep, rich, warm and sweet rusticity), along with the crisp snap of fresh peas, the slightly rooty spryness of unpeeled carrots, and a darkly burnished wheatiness. And that was just the aromatics! On the palate, the acids are currently reigning over the tannins, making for a vibrant yet elegant mouthfeel that has some excellently mouth-watering food-pairing potential, and the spices are in a close race with the fruit, with the virtuous ripeness of the fruit taking the tale of the tape at the back of the palate, leaving an almost sweet quality lingering down the finish. Overall, highly drinkable, right here, right now!

Categories: Tasting Notes, Zinfandel


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