Geyser Peak Water Bend Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

$24.00 $14.98
Save $9.02
Item No. 100104
  • white wine
  • WN90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Fruit for this wine came predominantly from a riverside block of vines at Geyser Peak Winery's Ascentia Vineyard. The vineyard's sandy soils, low yields and cooling coastal fogs make it ideally suited to growing exceptional Chardonnay. To preserve fruit flavors, grapes were harvested in the early morning hours, and then gently pressed whole, without crushing, to avoid any harsh extractions. After cold settling, the juice was racked directly to barrel.

The color is a soft straw, with flashes of bright gold. Rich, complex aromas of pear, melon and Fuji apples burst out of the glass on this intense, beautifully balanced and wonderfully food-friendly Chardonnay. Its first impression of bright, bold fruit is rounded out with subtle aromas of toast, vanilla and butterscotch. On the palate, the wine shows a superb balance between creamy richness and palate-cleansing acidity. This is a unique wine that expresses all the benefits of its terroir-driven origin.

Critical Acclaim

"Solid gold hue. Ripe aromas of pineapple, peach and vanilla. Soft, creamy peach and caramel flavors with a balanced, acidic backbone. Lengthy close imparting peach, dark honey, nutmeg and drying minerals. "
90 Points

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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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