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The nose shows a nice blend of integrated oak, cherry fruit and a touch of moist earth. With air grace notes of vanilla, coconut oil, herbs and a ... Read more
Dark fruit on the nose, cherries, dark berries, pepper, and some oak, nice body and finish Read more
For $16 I thought it was not that good. Medium bodied wine. Good nose but very light flavor. Very High tannins. Need to eat with meat. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Block Collection Walking Tree Vineyard
The nose shows a nice blend of integrated oak, cherry fruit and a touch of moist earth. With air grace notes of vanilla, coconut oil, herbs and a touch of leather emerge. Nicely balanced with refreshing acidity keeping this medium bodied wine lively and fresh. The flavors are classic Alexander valley with lightly candied red cherry and currant fruit enhanced with gentle herb and olive tones. The tannins are velvety and just offer nice support to the fruit. This finishes with gentle suggestions of woodsmoke and some slightly drying tannins that support a soft coffee tone on the moderately long finish. A solid, fresh and traditional Alexander Valley Cabernet 88pts
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Dark fruit on the nose, cherries, dark berries, pepper, and some oak, nice body and finish
For $16 I thought it was not that good. Medium bodied wine. Good nose but very light flavor. Very High tannins. Need to eat with meat.
Nose was smooth and rich with blackberry and cranberry. On the palate we got tart berries and flat Dr Pepper underneath from the hints of black cherry and malty caramel. Tannins and acidity were mellow overall. Finish was short with some berries and pear. For the price, we expected more complexity.
Great feel in the mouth, smooth tannin, loaded with berries and licorice, and a nice finish.
1. 2005 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley – Color: ruby, Nose: (“Cedar Mulch” –Hector, and I agree), a little hot, a little raspberry, Taste: medium bodied, a little on the lighter side, light tannins, (“I would have imagined a Virginia wine based on White Hall. Tastes like Cedar Mulch, chewing on wood chips.” – Hector), like sticking your nose in a mulch pile, decent finish Lamarr: B+ (quite pleasant, better than I expected, you can get better Cabs for the same price, but good for a blind purchase) Hector: very high B (“Smells like a woodworker’s dumpster” [goes into anecdote about his dad and sawdust])
Cool minty eucalyptus nose leads to a wine of medium body with lots of acidity, giving it good structure. Finishes on cocoa and a spearmint character.
This is a great value cab that starts tight but opens over four hours to become a quality fruit-forward delight. Herbs and spices begin on the nose, followed at two to three hours with expanding aromas of fruit. Very dry on the palate, and initially spicy and acidic, but complex enough to be interesting even at the beginning. Not a big wine, but layered nonetheless. Newcomer notes spread through the palette as the clock ticks. The acidity begins to tame at about three hours, and then the wine really starts to open its hidden treasures. Herb-infused cherry, mild oak, pepper, dark berry and currant all evolve with each taste through the evening. Overnight the improvement continues. On the thin side -- treble, with little bass, but with “piccolos” of cherry pops in mid-song that make for a lively, succulent outcome.
External Reviews for Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Block Collection Walking Tree Vineyard
8% Shiraz. Focused, medium-depth intensity suggestions of black cherries, brush and briar in the aromas start this wine off well, and the fairly supple texture at entry adds its own positive spin. The wines middling fruit holds well across the palate and runs into light tannin at the close.
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.
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
I was impressed by the quality of this Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It starts off with aromas of ripe blackberries and peppery spice. The flavors of black cherries and expresso are bright and fresh, with soft tannins. Serve with meat loaf and sautandeacute;ed mushrooms.
Winemaker Notes - Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery s intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and black pepper. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.
This red displays savory herb, sage, cedar and currant notes, with a licorice edge to the dried berry flavors. Drink now through 2016.
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