Tasting Note                         

95     1997 Ridge Geyserville      3/20/04($25)

Color: Brownish garnet, looks ready.(3.0) Bouquet: Lively acidity propelling intense black currant and berry fruit with a wonderful array of spices(rosemary, clove, thyme, etc)(4.0) Body: Perfect balance of acid-to-fruit. Could use a little more tannin and power, but still excellent.(3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet step-for-step, beautiful!(4.0) Finish: Parallels flavor, but lighter and more restrained.(3.0)
Overall: Great! Very exotic, spicy complexity with delicious fruit propelled by acidity.(17.0)