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Default [TN] 2005 Ridge Geyserville

Today, we threw a party for 16 3- and 4-year olds to celebrate Andrew's
4th birthday (actually tomorrow but what the heck!). After 6 hours of
frantic running around in very humid 86F weather, we decided that we'd
take ourselves out to dinner tonight, so repaired to our little
community's attempt at New American cooking, with the best wine list in
town. With a dinner of rabbit cacciatore with crimini over penne (my
dish) and bacon-wrapped smoked shrimp, we got:

2005 Ridge Geyserville (40th Anniversary bottling)
nose: pencil lead, bright berryish fruit
palate: medium body, deep fruit, good acidity, smooth tannins

In part, we ordered this wine to see if reports of its atypical nature
on the Internet could be verified. I am relieved to say that we saw no
signs of a change in house style at Ridge. This wine was forward, but
not overly oaky and well-balanced with abundant fruit. To me, it
follows in the footsteps of those many wonderful Geyservilles that
preceeded it. I'm happy that we have a few bottles of it in the cellar.

Mark Lipton
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Default 2005 Ridge Geyserville

On Sep 14, 12:01 pm, Mark Lipton wrote:
Today, we threw a party for 16 3- and 4-year olds to celebrate Andrew's
4th birthday (actually tomorrow but what the heck!). After 6 hours of
frantic running around in very humid 86F weather, we decided that we'd
take ourselves out to dinner tonight, so repaired to our little
community's attempt at New American cooking, with the best wine list in
town. With a dinner of rabbit cacciatore with crimini over penne (my
dish) and bacon-wrapped smoked shrimp, we got:

2005 Ridge Geyserville (40th Anniversary bottling)
nose: pencil lead, bright berryish fruit
palate: medium body, deep fruit, good acidity, smooth tannins

In part, we ordered this wine to see if reports of its atypical nature
on the Internet could be verified. I am relieved to say that we saw no
signs of a change in house style at Ridge. This wine was forward, but
not overly oaky and well-balanced with abundant fruit. To me, it
follows in the footsteps of those many wonderful Geyservilles that
preceeded it. I'm happy that we have a few bottles of it in the cellar.

Mark Lipton
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Sounds excellent. I've only had one bottle of Ridge Geyserville (I
believe the 03), and it was among the best Zins I've had - I recollect
finding it almost Bordeaux-like with the red fruit and pencil lead
flavour profile and good acidity. I'll keep a lookout for this one.
Thanks for the note.

Cheers,

Salil
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Default 2005 Ridge Geyserville

On Sep 14, 12:01�am, Mark Lipton wrote:
Today, we threw a party for 16 3- and 4-year olds to celebrate Andrew's
4th birthday (actually tomorrow but what the heck!). �After 6 hours of
frantic running around in very humid 86�F weather, we decided that we'd
take ourselves out to dinner tonight, so repaired to our little
community's attempt at New American cooking, with the best wine list in
town. �With a dinner of rabbit cacciatore with crimini over penne (my
dish) and bacon-wrapped smoked shrimp, we got:

2005 Ridge Geyserville (40th Anniversary bottling)
nose: pencil lead, bright berryish fruit
palate: medium body, deep fruit, good acidity, smooth tannins

In part, we ordered this wine to see if reports of its atypical nature
on the Internet could be verified. �I am relieved to say that we saw no
signs of a change in house style at Ridge. �This wine was forward, but
not overly oaky and well-balanced with abundant fruit. �To me, it
follows in the footsteps of those many wonderful Geyservilles that
preceeded it. �I'm happy that we have a few bottles of it in the cellar.

Mark Lipton
--
alt.food.wine FAQ: �http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


Happy B'Day to Andrew!
Thanks for notes, I didn't buy the '05, maybe I better.


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