TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

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Rory K.
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TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

#1 Post by Rory K. » May 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm

  • 2013 Ridge Geyserville - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (5/13/2019)
    Opened for Game of Thrones night, and this was the highlight! No decanting needed it was beautifully layered with spiced red and blue fruits, sagebrush, mint, soil, and a beautiful salinity that I remember from my previous bottle some 4 years ago. I always find the aromas here are reminiscent of Tuscan wines. Palate is quite fresh and the tannin, while smooth, is still making itself heard. This feels quite youthful though it is also in full on Claret mode and could sneak in a Medoc tasting with no one the wiser (and rank quite highly as well). It may be beating a dead pony, but Geyserville is among California's most consistently elegant and outstanding wines at this price point.
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#2 Post by KenL. » May 13th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Thanks for the note, sounds like it’s time to pop open the one bottle I have.
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#3 Post by Todd F r e n c h » May 14th, 2019, 8:38 am

I have a few of these remaining, as well as Lytton Springs - trying to keep my hands off them and see how they age but it's really difficult to do so.
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#4 Post by Rory K. » May 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 8:38 am
I have a few of these remaining, as well as Lytton Springs - trying to keep my hands off them and see how they age but it's really difficult to do so.
I empathize, I only have two left and based on this bottle it will keep improving for another 10 years.
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#5 Post by Russ Williams » May 14th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Rory, your note made me check CellarTracker and YES, I have 9 bottles!! Love when this happens.
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#6 Post by Howard Cooper » May 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm

I have started buying the Three Valleys to drink young and to hold the Geyserville and Lytton Springs for a time. But, for how long?
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