Geyser Peak Walking Tree Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$23.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 96911
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WE92

Winemaker's Notes

The 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.

Geyser Peak Block Collection wines are an expression of the unique growing conditions that exist within a handful of vineyards that consistently produce outstanding wines. Each Block Wine reflects the terroir-driven qualities of a unique site, or "block," within the vineyard.

The small, beautifully situated Walking Tree Vineyard is a newly developed site on a steep slope directly above the winery estate, planted as part of Winemaker Mick Schroeter's ongoing effort to seek out more hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Alexander Valley. During the clearing of the site in 2001, our vineyard crew was struck by a remarkable tree which, over a period of months, "walked" from the vineyard's summit down the steep grade, while remaining completely upright. Thus, the vineyard seemed to name itself.

The very lean soil and substantial rock in its upper horizon lessen fertility and keep fruit and berry clusters small, while sun exposure and microclimate provide ideal ripening conditions. This ripe, full-bodied wine reflects the unique topography and microclimate of Walking Tree vineyard, with its morning sun influence and mid-valley elevation.

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mrmike - Houston, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
The Geyser Peak Cab is excellent. It has dark rich color. Strong currant and blackberry, mild asparagus with a moderate oak finish. It has medium tanins. I will definitely get more of this. It is smooth drinking and finish.
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New York Neeny - Putnam Valley, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/16/2010)
From nose to toes, this wine is delicious. Flavors are very bold, and fruity with an nice edge. I love a great finish on a wine and this one does not disappoint!
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Royce - Fredericksburg, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Great wine , smooth with soothing aftertaste
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Sparky G - Simsbury, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/17/2011)
This is a real enjoyable Cab. I like their offerings.
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GalvezGuy - Galveston, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2010)
Nose of sour cherry, tobacco, black cherry, red currant. On the palate, sour cherry, blackberry, tobacco, vanilla. Finishes with long strong tannins.
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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
Really enjoyed this wine. And at $20 you cant beat it.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
My friend liked this wine, it goes down easy, it is kind of delicious, but to me it doesn't have enough flavor, I tried to find some nice fruity overtones but couldn't find much past the oak. 2 stars seems a little harsh that is why it gets 3.
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Rating:
(9/8/2010)
Sharp red cherry & current fruit aroma followed by current, tobacco & oak notes. This was our favorite of the 6 wines in GP's "Reserve Tasting" &, @ $20 (Vs. $47), a screaming bargain. It should benefit from bottle age.
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Learn About Geyser Peak Map ItMap It

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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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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