TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

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TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

#1 Post by Greg Mitrakas » October 19th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Color showing some slight signs of age, but still young to the eye. Mature nose--some fruitcake, underbrush, and somewhat reminiscent of an aged CdP from a hot vintage. Enjoyable but it was better at age 4 than at age 12. Still nice but if you have any I don't think they are ever going to be any better than they are today. Drinking window on back label said enjoy until 2014-2016 which seems pretty spot on.

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Re: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

#2 Post by John Morris » October 19th, 2018, 8:51 pm

That's funny, I posted two weeks ago on a bottle that I found quite pleasing, even though I usually like these young:
I had the '06 Geyserville last night and may have to revise my view that I prefer the zins young. This was a very nice moment, where it still showed its zinfandel pedigree and hadn't moved to that "claret" state, which I find less interesting
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Re: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

#3 Post by Greg Mitrakas » October 20th, 2018, 4:41 am

Hi John. My bottle was still nice, going to finish today. But I agree that when the change to the "claret state", they are less interesting, well said. Mine had one foot firmly on that side.

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Re: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

#4 Post by Charles Weiss » October 20th, 2018, 4:18 pm

Hi Greg!
I generally like these at 10-12 years but I thought my last bottle of the 2006 in 2011 was just right. As I recall the vintage had lots of ripeness and less structure than average.

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#5 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 20th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Anyone have insight on the 2007?

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Re: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

#6 Post by Greg Mitrakas » October 21st, 2018, 6:25 am

Charles Weiss wrote:
October 20th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Hi Greg!
I generally like these at 10-12 years but I thought my last bottle of the 2006 in 2011 was just right. As I recall the vintage had lots of ripeness and less structure than average.
Hi Doc!! Hope all is well. Your recollection is spot on!

Hi Michael, unfortunately no notes on the 07 although I have an orphan and am also interested in a current TN.

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