Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Tectonic Red Blend 2011

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 131048
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Well-structured and ripe with exotic spice and bright plum flavors our Tectonic red blend is a complex wine showing both fruit and earth notes. Named in honor of our Geyserville home's amazing geologic history and the upheaval of the earth's crust that created our namesake Geyser Peak Mountain, Tectonic is a tribute to the memorable wines that are grown in this region and the soils that were formed over millennia. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are fabulous blending partners with the Petit Verdot providing backbone and framework for the wine and the Cabernet Sauvignon rounding out the palate with berry and silky tannin.

Critical Acclaim

"The supple richness of Alexander Valley cabernet is fully apparent in this wine. It's round and spicy, the fruit deliciously ripe, already approachable. Open a bottle with prime rib."
90 Points

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(5/11/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Wonderful blend that leaves you wanting more!
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Learn About Geyser Peak Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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