Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery's intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and black pepper. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "A beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. May be a little lighter in body than some, but trades richness for elegance and impeccable structure. So pretty and polished, with entirely satisfying blackberry, spice and cedar flavors. A great accomplishment.
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. View all Geyser Peak Wines
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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 Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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22 ratings, 12 with reviewsron mccann - Desha, AR31/29/2011210/2/2012Terrible47/6/201234/23/201223/18/2012Good wine to take to someone elses dinner partycfaust - Bolton, MA33/3/201248/24/2011
7 yes // Fruity, balanced, medium in flavor, rich in palate, short finish49/30/2011
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A nice Cab that wasn't, in your face. Very balanced with a very ripe nose and a smooth finish. I'm keeping one in the cellar for a bit.Sparky G - Simsbury, CT310/28/2010This is a pretty good every day Cab. Great pricing too.BFL - Milford, PA47/9/2011
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Very good wine for the price. Recommended!Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL47/1/2011ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA26/15/2011
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GOOD WINE...46/9/2011Delicious for a lighter body cab. WE review is spot on.56/6/2011Mtn_Hobbit - Littleton, CO45/6/2011
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44/19/2011richard hirsch - Denver, CO34/11/2011SteveY - Willoughby, OH44/2/2011This cab is smooth, has good fruit with Jammy finish. Not overly dry. Good tannin to balance off finish. Very good for price. Would buy again.Imewine - Harrisburg, PA49/11/2010Awesome wine.NeverLift - Austin, TX43/18/2011Wrote a long, detailed review, hit the wrong button, it's GONE! Softer in tannins that you'd expect in a C.S. this young, ready now; berries, hint of "darkness" (pick your own comparison), the berries and the suppleness, not the mild tannic flavors, linger in the finish, my daily plonk with everything except highly spiced dishes or rare steak. I buy it by the case (I have another 200 wines on my shelf to choose from) and -- sorry, wine.com, I'm still a steady customer, but -- found it at a Texas supermarlet chain for "under $12", discounts on 6+.Thomas Nicholl - Orlando, FL212/31/2010Dry, but definite tannins and acidity
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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