Friday, March 23, 2012

Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Founded in 1880, Geyser Peak Winery owns 120 acres of estate vineyards in Alexander Valley, a region supremely suited to producing world class Cabernet For this wine we source fruit from the central to southern regions of the valley where the cooling influence of the fog and coastal breezes have a dramatic effect on the climate
Vintage: 2006
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Acid: 6.0 g/L
PH: 3.65
Alcohol %: 13.5
Tasting 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 black pepper. 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.
Winemaker Notes:
Within its narrow confines, Alexander Valley provides a surprisingly diverse array of terroirs for Cabernet Sauvignon. The best lots for this wine came from well-drained hillside and benchland vineyards located above the valley floor. In 2006, we further refined our Cabernet program with particular attention to our estate Cabernet vineyards, as well as to minute variations in ripeness levels within a given vineyard. By picking only specific rows, or blocks, of vines at a particular time, and then fermenting these block separately, we were able to ensure optimal ripeness and quality.—Mick Schroeter

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