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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2007
Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 95652)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose opens with a rich intensity of ripe pear and baked apple aromas, while undertones of butterscotch and vanilla provide complexity. On the palate, these fruit flavors intensify and are complemented by pretty notes of balanced oak. The initial creaminess on the palate evolves into a crisp finish that makes this wine a perfect match for a wide variety of cuisines. Try it with sea bass in a ginger coconut broth or a creamy pasta topped with crab or shrimp.

The Chardonnay grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the cooler regions of the Alexander Valley. The juice was fermented separately in small lots and each lot was blind tasted before the final blend was determined. The majority of the blend (85 percent) was fermented in barrel, which helped to develop the final wine's complexity and richness. The remaining portion, fermented in tank, preserved its bright fruit crispness, creating balance in the finished wine. Approximately fifty percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and all was aged sur lie, with periodic stirring of the lees. – Mick Schroeter

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About Geyser Peak Winery:

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 winemaking, including Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year honors. Its outstanding team of winemakers and viticulturalists are noted for fruit-forward, food-friendly wines from prime vineyard sources in the Alexander Valley.