Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Geyser Peak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Geyser Peak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 78253)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Reserve Cabernet is partially barrel fermented, a process made possible by the innovative use of rotary fermenters. This equipment allows our winemakers to achieve maximum desirable extraction with only five to six days of on-skin fermentation, after which fermentation is completed in new American oak barrels. This progressive technique allows for early integration of oak-driven nuance into the wine and avoids the extraction of harsh, overly drying tannins. The wine's firm, fine-grained tannin and seamlessly integrated oak are two characteristic results of this process. Individual, high-quality batches of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from steep hillside vineyards in Alexander Valley and an incredibly rocky site in Knights Valley form the core of this wine's character. Each batch was fermented separately in small lots. After racking off lees, the resultant wines from the vineyard selections were further selected on quality and style, to produce the final Reserve Cabernet blend. The blend was then matured a further 12 months in a combination of new and used American oak barrels to integrate both the vineyard and oak components. The wine has not been fined or final filtered.
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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.