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Geyser Peak Chardonnay Sonoma 2012

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The Geyser Peak Chardonnay is a classic example of Geyser Peak's intense, lively style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Uplifted fruit flavors of red and black cherry predominate in the aroma, but the underlying complexity hints at undertones of blackberry, dark chocolate and spice. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by restrained oak. The palate is round and lush, beautifully pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.

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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

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.20 5
08/15/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Geyser Peak Chardonnay Sonoma

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Notable for its complex honey, floral and ripe apple aromas and flavors. Well-focused, with a long, rich finish. Drink now. 1,600 cases made.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/15/2014

Color: Pale strawNose: Lychee fruit, white peach, freesia blossoms, white pepperPalate: Fresh and lively with vibrant acidity, a hint of saffron-like spice, and abundant pear, pineapple, and lychee flavors - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/19/2015

Color: Pale straw Nose: Lychee fruit, white peach, freesia blossoms, white pepper Palate: Fresh and lively with vibrant acidity, a hint of saffron-like spice, and abundant pear, pineapple, and lychee flavors - Winery


External Review
10/10/2013

This Chardonnay offers flavors of guava, pineapple, and pear mixed with creamy yeast and roasted nut notes that are kept in check by a vibrant acidity.



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The Geyser Peak Chardonnay is a classic example of Geyser Peak's intense, lively style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Uplifted fruit flavors of red and black cherry predominate in the aroma, but the underlying complexity hints at undertones of blackberry, dark chocolate and spice. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by restrained oak. The palate is round and lush, beautifully pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.

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