Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 117333
  • W&S87
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE89
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Recognized for our signature fruit driven style of Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery consistently delivers crowd pleasing, lively wines. The fragrant fruit aromatics are suggestive of raspberry and plum while complexing notes of French roast coffee and bittersweet cocoa powder add another layer of interest. The palate is medium-bodied and delivers a riot of tangy red fruit framed by soft tannins.

Hints of both cola and roasted almond lend weight and dimension to the abundant fruit, making this wine a great partner to roasted meats and vegetables or back yard BBQ fare.

Critical Acclaim

"Light cherry fruit and gruff, coffee-scented tannins meld into a soft and generous cabernet with a little air. It’s simple and juicy, to serve with roast lamb."
87 Points

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walktard - Tahoe City, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/22/2012)
Would give it 2 stars if not for the price--tastes much better after a few hours decanting, otherwise it's a bit too tightly wound for my palate. Average at best.
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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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