Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red 2005

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Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery's intense, lively style....

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The nose shows a nice blend of integrated oak, cherry fruit and a touch of moist earth. With air grace notes of vanilla, coconut oil, herbs and a ... Read more

1. 2005 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley – Color: ruby, Nose: (“Cedar Mulch” –Hector, and I agree), a little hot, a little raspber... Read more

Cool minty eucalyptus nose leads to a wine of medium body with lots of acidity, giving it good structure. Finishes on cocoa and a spearmint character. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,972
3.50 5
07/23/2009

The nose shows a nice blend of integrated oak, cherry fruit and a touch of moist earth. With air grace notes of vanilla, coconut oil, herbs and a touch of leather emerge. Nicely balanced with refreshing acidity keeping this medium bodied wine lively and fresh. The flavors are classic Alexander valley with lightly candied red cherry and currant fruit enhanced with gentle herb and olive tones. The tannins are velvety and just offer nice support to the fruit. This finishes with gentle suggestions of woodsmoke and some slightly drying tannins that support a soft coffee tone on the moderately long finish. A solid, fresh and traditional Alexander Valley Cabernet 88pts


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Snooth User: lamarr
146169280
3.50 5
06/11/2009

1. 2005 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley – Color: ruby, Nose: (“Cedar Mulch” –Hector, and I agree), a little hot, a little raspberry, Taste: medium bodied, a little on the lighter side, light tannins, (“I would have imagined a Virginia wine based on White Hall. Tastes like Cedar Mulch, chewing on wood chips.” – Hector), like sticking your nose in a mulch pile, decent finish Lamarr: B+ (quite pleasant, better than I expected, you can get better Cabs for the same price, but good for a blind purchase) Hector: very high B (“Smells like a woodworker’s dumpster” [goes into anecdote about his dad and sawdust])


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
08/02/2009

Cool minty eucalyptus nose leads to a wine of medium body with lots of acidity, giving it good structure. Finishes on cocoa and a spearmint character.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
3.50 5
09/16/2010

This is a great value cab that starts tight but opens over four hours to become a quality fruit-forward delight. Herbs and spices begin on the nose, followed at two to three hours with expanding aromas of fruit. Very dry on the palate, and initially spicy and acidic, but complex enough to be interesting even at the beginning. Not a big wine, but layered nonetheless. Newcomer notes spread through the palette as the clock ticks. The acidity begins to tame at about three hours, and then the wine really starts to open its hidden treasures. Herb-infused cherry, mild oak, pepper, dark berry and currant all evolve with each taste through the evening. Overnight the improvement continues. On the thin side -- treble, with little bass, but with “piccolos” of cherry pops in mid-song that make for a lively, succulent outcome.


Snooth User: WJTronoski
73673269
3.50 5
08/29/2009

Definitely fruit forward; with a fairly long finish. Easy going down; didn't have a lot of tannins. A very nice wine.


Snooth User: Echelar
196768209
3.00 5
01/10/2010

On first taste, I wasn't sure that I liked this one--perhaps too much "wood" as suggested by a previous reviewer. It's fairly smooth and fruit forward. As the bottle continued, I warmed up to it, and would consider buying it again to further develop my taste for it.


Snooth User: mindpirate
201962198
3.50 5
08/22/2009

Dark fruit flavors but also tastes of chalk or maybe cocoa powder. Opened up a lot with the Venturi, but got even better after sitting for a little bit.

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  • Snooth User: andrewjkeller
    335697163
    4.50 5
    01/05/2010

    rich dark red, sumptious full beautiful wine


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    External Reviews for Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red

    External Review
    01/03/2012

    Clean and varietally correct, this Cab offers direct flavors of blackberries, currants and smoky oak. Itrsquo;s a balanced young wine made for immediate consumption.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    This beautiful wine is the quintessential Alexander Valley Cabernet. Itrsquo;s soft and melted in texture, a gentle but complex wine with enormously rich blackberry, cassis and oak flavors. And this is a great price for the quality. Geyser Peak is at the top of their game.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    Ripe raspberry, blackberry and black cherry flavors harmonize on the winersquo;s rich, juicy mid-palate with toasty oak notes. Typically Alexander Valley tannins come to the fore on the finish, which harmonizes persistent fruit flavors with fine-grained tannins.


    External Review
    01/18/2009

    Wine Enthusiast ReviewA lovely, balanced, elegant young Cab. Were not in Napa Valley anymore, for the wine has a dried cherry herbaceousness and different tannin structure, but it defines the style that made Alexander Valley famous for Cabernet Sauvignon. For all those who complain that Cab isn't food-friendly, this one is. Ageability is almost guaranteed. Best now through 2014, with proper cellaring.Wine Tasting NotesThe deep ruby color of this sumptuous Cabernet gives way to expressive aromas of white pepper, dark berry fruit and cassis. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of toasted vanilla and leather on the palate. Luscious blueberry and blackberry flavors are refined and perfectly balanced by a spiciness that lingers on a long and elegant finish.


    External Review
    03/17/2010

    Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Walking Tree Valley and all other wine from Geyser Peak are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    11/19/2010

    8% Shiraz. Focused, medium-depth intensity suggestions of black cherries, brush and briar in the aromas start this wine off well, and the fairly supple texture at entry adds its own positive spin. The wine's middling fruit holds well across the palate and runs into light tannin at the close. ** Only 3 in Stock **


    External Review
    02/04/2009

    nown for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery?s intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and spice.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery's intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and spice. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.

    Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery's intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and spice. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.

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