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Geyser Peak Pinot Grigio 2011

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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

External Reviews for Geyser Peak Pinot Grigio

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

The wine is clear straw in color with slight golden reflections. Aromas of green apple and tangerine combine with fl oral notes of white blossoms and a hint of spice. The palate shows melon, honey and more citrus flavors with a firm acidity and a trace of an exotic pepper/arugula note. The lively palate and crisp finish make it a great warm weather sipping wine or a partner to fresh cracked crab, oysters, grilled chicken, or salads. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/26/2013

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.


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

The wine is clear straw in color with slight golden reflections. Aromas of green apple and tangerine combine with fl oral notes of white blossoms and a hint of spice. The palate shows melon, honey and more citrus flavors with a firm acidity and a trace of an exotic pepper/arugula note. The lively palate and crisp finish make it a great warm weather sipping wine or a partner to fresh cracked crab, oysters, grilled chicken, or salads. - Winery



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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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