Geyser Peak Reserve Merlot 2000

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

$41.99
Item No. 63036
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

A powerfully structured Merlot. The color is dark and dense. The nose is a rich and exotic array of red cherry, chocolate and roasted coffee beans with accents of smoky barrel ferment and vanilla oak characters. Rich, intense flavors of cherry and cocoa roll through the palate, leading to a wine of amazing structure and balance. Tannins, while being substantial, are ripe and round. The finish is long and lingering. Added complexity will be rewarded through careful cellaring over the next 5 to 10 years and perhaps beyond.

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One of California's oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, this beautiful setting overlooks Geyserville, the Russian River and the northern end of Alexander Valley. The winery consistently garners some of the most prestigious awards in...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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