Geyser Peak Winemakers Reserve Malbec 1999

Malbec from Napa Valley, California

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Winemaker's Notes

A great example of varietal Malbec. Bright crimson red color. Intensely fruity with hints of raspberry and blackberry, earthiness, cedar and light spicy notes with sweet vanillin oak in the background. Berry fruit characters dominate the palate in this elegant style of wine which has a similar structure to that of Merlot. The flavor is lingering with a finish of soft, round tannins. Medium term cellaring of two to five years will enhance and complex the wine further.

Malbec grapes for this wine come the Trione vineyards, Nervo Ranch in the Alexander Valley. A portion of the wine was used in the 1999 Reserve Alexandre Meritage blend with the balance being used for this Winemaker's Selection wine. A six-day on-skin ferment resulted in a wine with rich color and fruit without excessive tannic extraction. After fermentation, the wine was matured in small French oak barrels.

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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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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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