Ridge Geyserville 2011 Zinfandel, $31.44-$39.66, 93+ points, poured a deep maroon/purple with a clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
The aroma of earth and blackberry with a floral component had subtle hints of tarragon, savory, and fennel.
Medium to medium-plus body carried mouth-watering acids, bright and persistent tannin, and flavors that mirrored the aroma with a touch of espresso.
Finished very long with pomegranate, spearmint, chipotle, and some warmth from the 14% alcohol.
The 2011 Geyserville is classified as a Zinfandel wine, because it is made-up of 78% Zinfandel grapes, while the 2008 Geyserville (the last one I tasted) had 72% Zinfandel grapes, making it a red wine (75% of a varietal is required to be classified as a single varietal in California).
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