Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Reserve 2005
In recent years, Geyser Peak Winery’s estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards have come into their own. Ascentia Vineyard, which sits on rolling hillsides of diverse soil types and sun exposures, and Walking Tree Vineyard, on an East-facing slope just above the winery, are cultivated year-round by a dedicated team. Located in the warmer central and Northern parts of valley, these vineyards form the core of the winery’s Cabernet program. Here, the vines yield grapes of intense berry fruit aromas and flavors and richly textured palate structures. We use an array of techniques, including small and open-top fermenters, rotary fermenters and barrel fermentation to craft this wine. A given vineyard might be harvested four or five times, each time taking only what is at optimal ripeness. Then, we keep these small lots separate and mature them for three months. After extensive trial blending, the master blend is matured in a balanced mixture of new, one and two-year old barrels prior to final blending and bottling.
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Richly colored, this powerful wine shows heady aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit, as well as sweet vanillin oak and a hint of mint. Richly colored, this powerful wine shows heady aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit, as well as sweet vanillin oak and a hint of mint. Rich and decadent on the palate, the wine’s power cedes to a pleasing, underlying elegance, both voluptuous and tannic at the same time. Flavors of blueberry and black cherry are underlain by a fine seam of acidity, which mingles with tannins and fruit on a persistent finish.
Aged 18 months.
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