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2007 2007 GEYSERVILLE ‘ESSENCE’, Ridge. Sonoma, California (Half bottle)

Bin:  959

Alcohol percentage:  13.3%

Area:

A vineyard of very old bush vines in Dry Creek, Sonoma, north east of Healdsburg in Sonoma; cultivated and marketed by Ridge since 1972. There’s an ideal combination of cool, foggy mornings and sunny afternoonsm, together with gravelly clay soils which retain moisture and help the grapes ripen slowly. All this reins in the otherwise over-prolifice Zinfandel vines

Grape variety:

77% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah; dried on the vine and then fermented naturally

Producer:

Paul Draper’s Ridge is perhaps the most respected winery in California. Even more so now that the three separate estates (Montebello, Geyserville and Lytton Springs) have their own wineries and so operate like a French ‘Domaine’ rather than a bigger operation

Food match:

Sweet red wine (about 160 g/l residual sugar) – but not really sweet enough to be a pudding wine. Although un-fortified, treat like a Port – with cheese or as an after-dinnner digestif

£39.95

£37.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£35.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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