Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre Meritage 1999
(Alexander Valley, California) - [WE 93]
Regular price $80.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $30.03
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:
The Alexandre Meritage is a unique wine, created from a blend of selected fruit that grow on the best parts of Geyser Peak. Each variety is fermented separately, then blended. The wine aged for two years in French oak barrels, of which 33% were new, then the blend aged for another year in the bottle.
Ratings & Reviews93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"The quintessential Alexander Valley Cabernet, always dependably soft, fruity and complex. This year is one of the best ever. Plush and velvety, with endless nuances, it's like sipping the essence of black cherries steeped in kirsch. Dry, with just enough oak to add smoke and spice. Editors' Choice." (5/1/2003)