Geyser Peak Winery River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2010
Blocks were harvested in the cool, early morning and fermented separately in order to maximize Clone and varietal character. A slow, cool fermentation and the use of multiple yeast strains coaxed the more complex aromatics from the fruit while building elegant mouthfeel and texture. No malolactic fermentation was employed.
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.
Clear light straw hue, aromas & flavors of gooseberry, wet grass and citrus arranged with crisp acidity to a short finish. Rather generic.
External Reviews for Geyser Peak Winery River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
The latest Sauvignon Blanc from Geyser Peak is deliciously crisp and packed with flavors of lime, gooseberry, and tropical fruit. Try it with anything from summer salads to sushi.
Gooseberry and grapefruit flavors, beautifully balanced by clean, crisp acidity.
Winery notes The taster is immediately struck by the bright aromatics of this wine. Dominated by aromas of limes citrus blossom and intensified with notes of gooseberry and lychee this is a fruit driven yet complex style of Sauvignon Blanc. Lime and grapefruit flavors form the core of the palate while the wines small portion of barrel fermentation adds a textured roundness to the mid-palate which is balanced by bright lively acidity and lasting impression of citrus on the finish. The quintessential summer apritf this wine also pairs beautifully with oysters fresh chvre and ceviche or just by itself.
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.
Racy and strong, and comes down firmly on the grass, hay and grapefruit side, brimming with bright, tart fruit. A touch of sugar puts it just this side of sweet, with an intriguing taste of white chocolate on the finish. Gets the nod because it's so ultra-clean and zesty.
Fresh fig and grapefruit come to mind with this effusively fruity white that sports bright, refreshing acidity and a sleek, lean body. Hints of freshly mowed grass and minerals add complexity, and the finish is long and delightful. California grapes, Australia-style winemaking. Ready now.
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!)
Food Pairings for Geyser Peak Winery River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
The 2010 vintage was distinguished by an exceptionally cool growing season which favored the development of the coveted ‘ripe green’ character in our fruit. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, green fig, lemongrass, snap pea, chive, honeydew melon and lime abound and interplay with passionfruit and mineral notes. The lively acidity makes this an ideal summer aperitif and a delightful partner to oysters, shellfish, scallops and avocado, as well as a brilliant partner to spicy cuisine.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.34|
|Total Acidity: 6.8 grams per liter|
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