1993 Ridge Geyserville ($22)

Wine of the week

November 15, 1995|By Michael Dresser

1993 Ridge Geyserville ($22)

The Thanksgiving conundrum strikes again. The fact is, the traditional turkey dinner defies wine match-ups, but one of the better ones I've found is a great California zinfandel. Now Ridge's classic Geyserville bottling is no longer a legal zinfandel, with only about 60 percent of that varietal in the blend, but it still conveys much of the character of that exquisite grape. Overall, it's an exceptional wine that's evolving each vintage toward a style all its own, not pureley zin. But it has all the blackberry fruit and spice and smokiness that helps great zin stand up to all Thanksgiving can throw at it (except the dreaded sweet potatoes).

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