1994 Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Sonoma Zinfandel (vintage written on capsule)
92 points from Parker… 'With 14.3% alcohol, the 1994 Geyserville, which cannot legally be labeled a Zinfandel because it contains 28% Carignan, 8% Petite Sirah, and 4% Mataro, is the most classy and complex wine of this group. It is made in a Mediterranean/Provencal style reminiscent of what Zinfandel might taste like if it were planted in the rocky soils of Domaine Trevallon's vineyards just outside the hillside ghost village of Les Baux. The wine displays a deep purple color, a big, earthy, peppery, smoky, black and red fruit-scented nose, and gobs of sweet fruit. Profoundly rich and full-bodied, this multidimensional wine possesses a layered, chewy palate, some tannin, good acidity, and a spicy, long, satisfying finish. Already delicious and complex, it should be drunk over the next 7-9 years. (June-96)' 91 points from the Wine Spectator… 'The complex cedar, coffee and currant aromas lead to flavors that match in this Zinfandel-based red. Impressive for its long-lasting flavor, elegance and smooth, polished texture. A winner. (Sept-96)'