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Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Tectonic Red Blend 2012

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Tectonic Red is a tribute to the seismic force that created the mountains and valleys where these Sonoma vineyards thrive. A blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (69%) with a dose of Petite Verdot (16%) and a few others filling in, sourced from valley floor to benchland to hillside parcels throughout the Alexander Valley. The wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels. This ripe red boasts a slew of medals including Golds in both the Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition and the Tasters Guild International Competition. Wine & Spirits scored it 90 points and Wine Enthusiast scored it 91 saying "The blend on this complex red wine is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Petit Verdot and what the winery calls “other reds.” It’s the most interesting of Geyser Peak’s 2011s, showing ripe, forward black cherry and red currant fruit, but also notes of dried herbs, minerals, bacon, black pepper, licorice and espresso. While it’s not an ager, it grows more interesting as it breathes in the glass." On Sale!

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Geyser Peak Winery:
  Founded in 1880, Geyser Peak Winery is one of California’s oldest and most award-winning wineries. Founded by Augustus Quitzow, the winery was built in 1882 in Geyserville, making it one of the pioneering California wineries of the time. Geyser Peak Winery consists of 5 vineyards, one of which is located in the Russian River Valley AVA, while the others are in Alexander Valley.... Read more
  Founded in 1880, Geyser Peak Winery is one of California’s oldest and most award-winning wineries. Founded by Augustus Quitzow, the winery was built in 1882 in Geyserville, making it one of the pioneering California wineries of the time. Geyser Peak Winery consists of 5 vineyards, one of which is located in the Russian River Valley AVA, while the others are in Alexander Valley. Since most of the grapes come from Alexander Valley, the growing regions have long ripening seasons. Alexander Valley is a great region for growing Cabernet Sauvignon vines, but Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc are also successfully grown. Ondine Chattan and Jaeson Mackura, winemakers for Geyser Peak Winery, are also behind the screw cap movement that is very controversial among wineries and consumers alike. All of their white wines are bottled using screw caps, or “Stelvin closures” as they are often called (Stelvin is actually a brand of screw caps, like Ziplock is a brand synonymous with zip bags and Xerox is a brand synonymous with photocopy machines). Read less

External Reviews for Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Tectonic Red Blend

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Vintage: 2011 08/20/2015

Tectonic Red is a tribute to the seismic force that created the mountains and valleys where these Sonoma vineyards thrive. A blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (69%) with a dose of Petite Verdot (16%) and a few others filling in, sourced from valley floor to benchland to hillside parcels throughout the Alexander Valley. The wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels. This ripe red boasts a slew of medals including Golds in both the Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition and the Tasters Guild International Competition. Wine & Spirits scored it 90 points and Wine Enthusiast scored it 91 saying "The blend on this complex red wine is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Petit Verdot and what the winery calls “other reds.” It’s the most interesting of Geyser Peak’s 2011s, showing ripe, forward black cherry and red currant fruit, but also notes of dried herbs, minerals, bacon, black pepper, licorice and espresso. While it’s not an ager, it grows more interesting as it breathes in the glass." On Sale!


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Vintage: 2011 07/18/2015

Tectonisc Red is a tribute to the seismic force that created the mountains and valleys where these Sonoma vineyards thrive. A blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (69%) with a dose of Petite Verdot (16%) and a few others filling in, sourced from valley floor to benchland to hillside parcels throughout the Alexander Valley. The wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels. This ripe red boasts a slew of medals including Golds in both the Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition and the Tasters Guild International Competition. Wine & Spirits scored it 90 points and Wine Enthusiast scored it 91 saying "The blend on this complex red wine is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Petit Verdot and what the winery calls “other reds.” It’s the most interesting of Geyser Peak’s 2011s, showing ripe, forward black cherry and red currant fruit, but also notes of dried herbs, minerals, bacon, black pepper, licorice and espresso. While it’s not an ager, it grows more interesting as it breathes in the glass." On Sale!



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