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Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Block Collection Ascentia Estate Vineyard 2008

External Review by We Speak Wine:

The Alexander Valley offers an array of soils, exposures, and elevations in which to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. Blending components from the valley floor, benchlands, and hillsides allows us to produce a wine with great dimension from a single appellation. Our estate vineyards that surround the winery have become an important component of this wine and we work to optimize each vineyard block to produce fruit of great distinction and character. - WineryAPPELLATION: ALEXANDER VALLEYGRAPE VARIETY: CABERNET SAUVIGNON WITH SHIRAZ, PETIT VERDOT AND TANNATSTORAGE/TYPE: 100% AMERICAN OAK 20% NEW OAK, 80% A BALANCED MIXTURE OF ONE-, TWO- & THREE, YEAR OLD OAKMATURATION TIME: 15 MONTHSALCOHOL - 13.5%pH - 3.61T.A - 6.2 g/LR.S. - DRY

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Block Collection Ascentia Estate Vineyard

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

The Alexander Valley offers an array of soils, exposures, and elevations in which to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. Blending components from the valley floor, benchlands, and hillsides allows us to produce a wine with great dimension from a single appellation. Our estate vineyards that surround the winery have become an important component of this wine and we work to optimize each vineyard block to produce fruit of great distinction and character. - WineryAPPELLATION: ALEXANDER VALLEYGRAPE VARIETY: CABERNET SAUVIGNON WITH SHIRAZ, PETIT VERDOT AND TANNATSTORAGE/TYPE: 100% AMERICAN OAK 20% NEW OAK, 80% A BALANCED MIXTURE OF ONE-, TWO- & THREE, YEAR OLD OAKMATURATION TIME: 15 MONTHSALCOHOL - 13.5%pH - 3.61T.A - 6.2 g/LR.S. - DRY


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/07/2012

Founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, one of Sonoma County's pioneer winemakers, the original winery was built in Geyserville in 1882. Today, Geyser Peak is one of the most award-winning wineries in Sonoma County.




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