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Geyser Peak Meritage Reserve Alexandre

2010 The core of the palate is reminiscent of black currant and pomegranate fruit complimented by floral aromas of rose petal and petunia. These fruit and floral notes are interwoven with lovely fresh earth aromas of warm stone and bittersweet chocolate. The graceful structure of this wine yields supple tannins with a silky mouth feel and the interplay of the five varietals results in a noble and luxurious wine.
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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.

First produced in 1983, Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre is a Bordeaux - inspired blend of five traditional French grape varietals. Each year, Geyser Peak's winemakers rely on expert vineyard management, small-lot fermentation, rigorous selection and extensive trial blending to achieve an elegant, cellar-worthy wine.

The twenty-two mile long Alexander Valley AVA flanks the Russian River in northern Sonoma County and is renowned for its diverse topography and volcanic soils. First planted to wine grapes by namesake pioneer Cyrus Alexander in 1846, the valley is one of the state’s oldest and most distinguished growing region.

This Meritage is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Each of the five varietals brings a unique character to the blend. Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone and framework of the wine, Merlot fleshes out the body and adds to the juicy palate, Malbec brings the floral component and sumptuous spice, Petit Verdot adds a measure of tannin and lovely color, and an aliquot of Cabernet Franc adds brown spice and a sophisticated dried herb note to the final blend. Each component is vinted individually and the varied lots are blended in stages and then matured as a single wine for fourteen months.