Ridge Geyserville 2020 California
Few producers have done so much for Sonoma's wines as Ridge. Their iconic Monte Bello is known to wine lovers the world over, but they have also invested heavily to rescue old vine plantings from the first wave of Californian immigration, in this case Mediterranean heritage varieties zinfandel, carignan, petite sirah and mourvedre as well as a dash of alicante bouschet.
2020 was a classic vintage for Geyserville, enjoyable over the next 10 years. Think cassis and ripe cranberry, bramble fruit and notes of cocoa powder and clove spice.