Spring Scores from Antonio Galloni

Vinous Media

May 2023

Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media recently reviewed a host of 2021 Sonoma wines. Ridge Vineyards’ Mancini Ranch and Geyserville wines garnered impressive 95 and 94+ point scores, respectively. Read on for Galloni’s impression of the vintage and full reviews of the wines.

It’s far too early for me to have a complete view of the 2021 vintage in Sonoma County, but the wines I have tasted so far suggest this is a very good and possibly outstanding vintage. The best 2021s are deep, beautifully layered and highly expressive of site.

– Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2021 Mancini Ranch

95 points

Ridge’s 2021 Mancini Ranch, 73% Carignane and 27% Zinfandel, is a heady, explosive wine. Super-ripe red cherry fruit, rose petal, cedar and a kick of sweet American oak all race across the palate. This juicy Russian River field blend hits all the right notes. (April 2023)

2021 Mancini Ranch

Ridge 2021 Geyserville

2021 Geyserville

94+ points

The 2021 Geyserville hits the palate with a burst of dark red/purplish fruit, sweet spice, lavender, chocolate, dried herbs and American oak. I would be in no rush to open the 2021, as it is clearly an infant at this stage. The blend is 76% zinfandel, 16% Carignane, 6% Petite Sirah and 2% Alicante Bouschet. The 2021 is a powerhouse, that much is pretty clear. (April 2023)

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