Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc California 2009
Three practices define Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc. First, we source grapes from cool-climate, primarily coastal areas throughout California, from as far south as Monterey and as far north as Lake County. Second, we deliberately pick some lots of grapes earlier than is conventional, in order to capture their freshness, crisp acidity, and a classic Sauvignon Blanc grassiness. Third, each lot of grapes is vinified separately, through cool fermentation and cold storage in stainless steel, to retain fruit characters. In 2008, we expanded our use of several new yeast strains which can encourage the development of thiols, the passion-fruit aromas and flavors that we love. The dozens of small lots brought in together show a full range of flavors, from ripe tropical fruit to fresh citrus to grassy herbaceousness. After extensive trial blending, the final wine balances the very best of the lots together.
Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above. Clear, pale strqaw color, medium body. Flinty, some floral/fruity tones. Tasted apricots and peaches. bright and crisp with a wonderful lingering taste of stone fruit. Great summer wine and terrific value at 9.99/bottle.
Slightly sweet and very smooth.
External Reviews for Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc California
You're going into a frame of mind, where the place is here and the time is now,traveling into a dimension where a medley of grapefruit and lemon grass flavors sing and dance on the palate, transmitting a crescendo of tantalizing impulses to the senses, seeking only to satisfy the primal passion that connects us all to each other. An area known only to those who dare to enter the "Winelight Zone." Try it with your favorite sushi. (Thanks, Rod!)
When I was a kid I worked on a farm and baled hay, and this wine brought back memories. Fresh, green grass, sweet dried grass, and lemon and lime aromas lead to intensely fruity flavors that finish too sweet.
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.
Refreshing, with melon, grass and lemon flavors that are round and fleshy, ending with a touch of citrus acidity. Drink now.
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.
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.
This wine is so classic, so delicious and so refreshing, it almost doesn't need a review - after all, who doesn't already know and love the flagship Geyser Peak white? Instantly appealing to any Pinot drinker looking for an upgrade, or a New Zealand white drinker looking for something less jarring, any hostess looking for an all-around enjoyable party or dinner white. In other words, pretty much any white wine drinker would love the Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc! Medium-bodied, with great acidity and softer white peach and pear flavors rounding out the traditional grapefruit and dill.
Food Pairings for Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc California
Luscious, deep scents of lemon grass, grapefruit and passion fruit jump from the glass to proudly proclaim this wine’s varietal. A generous, fruit-forward palate shows juicy citrus flavors of lime and tangerine, balanced by bright, crisp acidity. The pleasant finish persists on the palate with great length of flavor. This is an easy-sipping, eminently drinkable wine that doesn’t sacrifice complexity or varietal character in its quest to be flat-out enjoyable. The perfect aperitif, this wine also makes an ideal partner to oysters and nearly any shellfish, as well as salads and light fish and chicken dishes.
|Alcohol: 13.0%||pH: 3.42|
|Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter|
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