Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red 2005
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.
Editorial Reviews for Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red
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
Member Reviews for Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon RedAdd your review
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])
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.
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.
Definitely fruit forward; with a fairly long finish. Easy going down; didn't have a lot of tannins. A very nice wine.
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.
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.
rich dark red, sumptious full beautiful wine
External Reviews for Geyser Peak 'Vallerga' Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red
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.
This wine 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
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 **
Showing focus and finesse, this packs a core of bright cherry, blackberry and anise flavors. Has a meaty texture supported by velvety tannins, and a long, smoky finish. A fine value and widely available.
Supple and well balanced with a smooth texture, and a band of ripe plum, cherry and currant flavors. Turns supple on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and elegant. Good quality at a good price.
Bright purple. Medium-bodied. Full acidity. Moderately extracted and oaked. Herbs, cherries, berries. Offers tangy, vibrant fruit kissed by herbs in a youthful frame. Balanced and lively to drink, but acidity and other components remain loosely knit at this stage.
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.