Ridge Geyserville, 2001

Ridge Geyserville, 2001
This is (I think!) my last bottle of Ridge Geyserville and Lytton Springs from the early 2001/2002 vintages that I bought at a bargain price from Berry Brothers & Rudd when they had a store at terminal 3 in Heathrow airport back in 2005. From the last bottle of Geyserville 2001 I drank back in ...

Ridge Geyserville, 2001

Ridge Geyserville, 2001
I’m becoming aware of a theory about Californian wines – that even if they may be designed to, they don’t age very well. Their immediate appeal is mostly without question, and there always seems to be plenty of potential, but a few times lately I’ve been led to question their aging ability myself. I always ...

Edmeades Zinfandel, 2009

Edmeades Zinfandel, 2009
The original idea was to taste this against the Bogle Zinfandel as they were similar prices (Ok, the Bogle was about £2 cheaper!) However, as usual I over engineered the tasting and added two more zinfandels – Ravenswood and Frog’s Leap. Despite being a favourite of ours for the past year or so and being a wine ...

Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010

Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010
This wine was the original inspiration to do a Zinfandel tasting as it was a similar price to the Edmeades Zinfandel, which has been a favourite, stand-out wine of mine recently and I was interested to see how it would compare. Unfortunately I also found the Frog’s Leap and decided to add a wildcard; a ...

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010
This was bought as a bit of a wildcard for the Zinfandel tasting, the other wines all costing in excess of £15. it actually stood up to the others very well and didn’t stand out in terms of lack of quality. I initially had it confused with the Edmeades, so at least in the context of a late night ...

Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, 2009

Frog's Leap Zinfandel, 2009
In a  tasting against 3 other Californian Zinfandels where each wine was so closely matched it was difficult to tell them apart, Frog’s Leap showed it’s class and came out on top. …I wish I could remember it better!   Waitrose 24.99 Share this:FacebookTwitter

Ridge Lytton Springs, 2002

Ridge Lytton Springs, 2002
Smooth and dried plummy, all the youthful vanilla and spice has melded into a complete, developed wine. Which is kind of a shame as I almost prefer the vibrancy and distinct spices and oak of Lytton Springs when it is a little younger. Share this:FacebookTwitter
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