Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
from Sonoma County, California
Varietals: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Shiraz, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Tannat
Founded in Alexander Valley in 1880, Geyser Peak Winery owns
220 acres of estate vineyards here, in a region supremely suited to
producing world-class Cabernet. Prime hillside, estate vineyards,
planted to Cabernet in recent years, came into balance in recent
vintages, yielding fruit that has enhanced the quality of all their
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 spice. In typical
Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by restrained oak. The palate is round and
lush, beautifully pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine tannins
meld into a persistent, lingering finish.
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