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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Geyser Peak River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Geyser Peak River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 102234)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We were immediately struck by the aromatics of this wine. Dominated by aromas of limes, citrus blossoms, and intensified with notes of gooseberry and lychee, this is a fruit driven, yet complex, style of Sauvignon Blanc. Lime and grapefruit flavors form the core of the palate while the wines small portion of barrel fermentation adds a textured roundness to the mid-palate, which is balanced by bright, lively acidity and a lasting impression of citrus on the finish. The quintessential summer aperitif, this wine also pairs beautifully with oysters, fresh chevre and ceviche or just by itself.
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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.