Geyser Peak Winery

2006 Reserve Alexandre Meritage

Meritage

California: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Bordeaux Faithful

SELL OUT ALERT: We purchased every last bottle of today’s wine, but it will go very quickly. Please be sure to place your order soon.

It has been more than a year since Geyser Peak graced our pages, so we thought that we’d bring them back with a bang. Their 2006 Reserve Alexandre Meritage is their highly-prized flagship wine and we are very proud to bring it to you, today.

A very elegant wine, today’s Geyser Peak Meritage shows wonderful balance and a real potential for fine-food pairings. This is a very flexible wine, to be sure, but we recommend serving it with your finer and more elegant meals. Bright fruit and a soft mouthfeel make for a great between-bites palate cleanser.

If you are a fan of Bordeaux-style blends, you won’t be disappointed by today’s wonderful selection. Unless, that is, we run out before you can make your purchase!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep garnet with a slightly opaque heart. At the edges, the wine shows off clear ruby hues.

Smell:

Lush and balanced with dark fruit of plum, cassis, dried black cherry and wild strawberry that melds with dark tobacco leaf, dusty bramble, leather, sweet spice and a hint braised fig.

Taste:

Bright and sweet in even proportion, with fruits from the nose echoed on the palate. Earth, spice, bramble, leather and cherry cordial follow on.

Finish:

Elegant and softly drying, with fruit and soft spice lingering at the mid-palate the longest.

Pairing:

Enjoy this elegant wine with a delicate cut of meat, like a lovely filet mignon, cooked to (rare) perfection.

What the Winery Says

2006 Reserve Alexandre Meritage, Alexander Valley

Vintage
2006
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
2006
Aging
20 months
Alcohol %
14.5
Tasting Notes
A multifaceted, noteworthy wine Reserve Alexandre strikes a balance between intensity and refinement. 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.
Production Notes
In crafting Reserve Alexandre we look to our vineyard sources that consistently produce grapes with abundant fruit and rich structure. Low-yielding vines from high-elevations, hillsides, and bench land sites produce grape berries with excellent concentration, unparalleled finesse and subtlety. 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.
Varietal composition
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Malbec 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc

About the Winery

One of California’s oldest and most renowned wineries, Geyser Peak Winery was founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, a pioneer in Alexander Valley winemaking, Geyser Peak has flourished as an award-winning winery for more than 130 years. Quitzow chose the original winery site in Geyserville for its vantage point of the famed Geysers Geothermal area. The white steam that billowed from the geysers along the mountain slopes provided the winery with a spectacular ‘view of the clouds’.

Today, Geyser Peak pays fond tribute to its past roots in Alexander Valley as it sets forth on a new path into the Dry Creek Valley Appellation where the winery has recently relocated. Although the address is new, the commitment to the highest quality artisan winemaking is not. Geyser Peak will continue to “Reach For Peak” for many years to come.

Offer Expired:Aug 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
Avg. Price