Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Geyser Peak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Geyser Peak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 84494)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $41.99

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:

Big, bold and rich are the operative words to describe this wine. From its inky, totally opaque red hue to the vibrant, ripe fruit aromas, the wine promises intensity and style. Blackberry and cherry aromas mingle with notes of sweet vanilla; these lead in to a focused, juicy palate of structure and depth. The intense fruit carries through to the finish, when chewy tannins come to the fore and linger with fruit on a lasting finish.

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:

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.