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1993 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville
Unquestionably a dark knight sort of character (in terms of aesthetic range as regards metaphorical “coloration”), this very enjoyable vintage expresses aromatic notes running the gamut from the perhaps the more familiar plum, licorice and cedar, to the rather more obscure fudge, brownies, and blood orange. It has a beautiful dark cherry hue with undertones of ripe plum, and a deep crimson limn in the glass. As the wine moves from front to back of palate, it leaves in its elegant wake sparkles of sweet cherry succulence, and a counterbalancing eucalyptal spice. The mouthfeel is soft and supple, yet quite fleshy, almost plush, and the warm spicy second-tier layers are nicely counterbalanced by a slightly sandal-woody nose.