Geyserville 2018 | Ridge
The grapes are grown in three adjoining vineyards on a defined stretch of gravelly soil approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and a half-mile wide. Manual harvest.
Destemmed and crushed. Natural primary and natural secondary (malolactic) fermentations; daily pump-overs; pressed at 8 days. Aged for 13 months in American oak barrels (11% new, 42% one and two years old, 47% three and four years old).
The 2018 Geyserville is a blend of 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah and 2% Alicante Bouschet. It's incredibly alluring, offering up layers of warm, tricolored fruits and loads of spicy accents on the nose, with a dusty, mineral-tinged undercurrent that adds to its appeal. In the mouth, it's generously fruited and fantastically juicy, its silt-like tannins providing just enough support, and it finishes very long and layered. 9,900 cases produced.