Geyser Peak River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River, California

Price: $20.00 $12.99
Save $7.01 (35%)
Item No. 102234
  • W&S92
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Mick Schroeter barrel ferments 15 percent of this lot in neutral oak, the balance in stainless steel. The blend is rainwater fresh, with fragrant pomelo and lime pith flavors. It's tightly structured but still gentle, with lovely length of fruit. For an oyster pan roast. "
92 Points

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 Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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