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Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley 2008

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We were immediately struck by the bright aromatics of this wine. Dominated by aromas of lime, lemon, and citrus blossom and intensified with intriguing notes of wet pebble, gooseberry and lychee, this is a fruit driven yet complex style of Sauvignon Blanc. Lime and citrus flavors form the core of the palate, which is balanced by bright, lively acidity and a lasting impression of citrus with a flinty finish. The quintessential summer apéritif, this wine also pairs beautifully with oysters, fresh chèvre and ceviche or just by itself.

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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

Member Reviews for Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
06/27/2010

Star bright straw hue with expressive aromas of lemongrass, key limes and gooseberries, in focus flavors of the same with a hint of lemon, leading to a long, clean finish. A good value wine with racy acidity for anything that you squeeze a lemon on.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
2.00 5
11/29/2010

Clear light straw hue, aromas & flavors of gooseberry, wet grass and citrus arranged with crisp acidity to a short finish. Rather generic.


Snooth User: JNazarian
18255932
3.00 5
03/31/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Easy to drink and likeable for its slightly sweet grass, lemon and lime, fig and melon flavors, and the zesty clean streak of citrusy acids. The wine cuts across the palate and stimulates it. A very nice value in a cocktail-style white wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Classic aromas of grapefruit, citrus, lemon zest and lemongrass jump out of the glass and proudly proclaim the wine's varietal character. A generous, fruit-forward palate shows juicy citrus flavors of grapefruit and tangerine, balanced by bright, crisp acidity. The pleasant finish is persistent with great length of flavor. Perfect as an apéritif, this wine also makes an ideal partner to oysters and nearly any shellfish, as well as salads and light fish and chicken dishes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Refreshing, with melon, grass and lemon flavors that are round and fleshy, ending with a touch of citrus acidity. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A vibrant style of Sauvignon Blanc showing distinct varietal character. The nose displays classic gooseberry, grapefruit, lemon rind and grassy characteristics. The vastness of characters reflects the diversity of vineyard locations selected in blending this wine. A beautifully balanced palate finishes with clean, crisp acidity and a lingering aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Just like Old Faithful in Yosemite National Park, the 2005 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc erupts with flavors of grapefruit and other fresh citrus fruits. This perfectly balanced wine would fair well on its own or with lighter dishes such as salads or seafood.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The Aussies have taken a page from the Kiwis' book, striving for a fresh, grassy and grapefruity wine. It's lean and racy, clean and crisp, Try it by the glass at your local oyster bar.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

From the Alexander Valley, this wine is made with a combination of grapes from multiple small lots on the Geyser Peak Estate. Gooseberry and grapefruit engage the senses, while the crisp, clean acidity quenches all of your Sauvignon Blanc dreams. Ideal with fresh salads and grilled seafood.


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We were immediately struck by the bright aromatics of this wine. Dominated by aromas of lime, lemon, and citrus blossom and intensified with intriguing notes of wet pebble, gooseberry and lychee, this is a fruit driven yet complex style of Sauvignon Blanc. Lime and citrus flavors form the core of the palate, which is balanced by bright, lively acidity and a lasting impression of citrus with a flinty finish. The quintessential summer apéritif, this wine also pairs beautifully with oysters, fresh chèvre and ceviche or just by itself.

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