Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Block Collection Kuimelis Alexander Valley 2003
(Alexander Valley, California) - [WE 91]
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $15.03
About the Winery:
Founded in 1880 as California’s 29th bonded winery, Geyser Peak Winery has more than 140 years of winemaking history in Sonoma County. Originally located perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, its namesake, it commanded a view of the thermal steam clouds that billowed from the mountain summit. Geothermal activity in the region afforded diverse soil profiles, optimal for growing wine grapes. This later inspired the winery’s motto of “Reach for the Peak”, a mission of seeking out the utmost quality.
Crafted in small lots and fermented separately, then blended together to achieve full expression, balance and character, Geyser Peak wines are sourced from prime vineyards that capture the essence of Sonoma and the appellation’s unique terroir, offering sophistication and ease, elevation and approachability, and taking us from casual days to connoisseur nights.
About this Wine:
In the Block Collection, Geyser Peak's winemaking team focuses on how the composition of the soil can direct a wine's individuality and impact its flavor and character. The collection includes wines from the Napa Valley, Carneros, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley and Cucamonga, a historic wine region in Southern California that once produced some of the most celebrated red wines in California.
Coming from rocky clay loam soils, the Kuimelis Vineyard Cab is full of scented black fruit with an earthy backnote; the juicy flavors are concentrated and rich, leading to a long finish. This wine is bold, extracted, delicious and wonderfully balanced.
Ratings & Reviews91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"I've always felt this is one of the best ageworthy Cabs from Sonoma County. This year it's dependably dry and tannic, but those tannins can't entirely keep the briary blackberry and cherry fruit from bursting through. This is a complex, beautiful wine now, with proper decanting, but it should be better beyond 2010." (2/1/2007)