Geyser Peak Winery

2009 Foothill Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot

California: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Peak of Perfection

Today’s Geyser Peak Winery 2009 Foothill Petit Verdot marks a welcome return to Geyser Peak, one of our favorite wineries. Geyser Peak is long known for their expert winemaking skill, and today’s gem is just another example of their prowess.

Petit Verdot gets a bad rap. Made poorly, it can sometimes be an abrasive and overpowering tannin bomb. Thankfully, today’s wine is absolutely none of those things. Bold and robust, yes, but coupled with the perfect amount of elegant restraint, this wine shows off just how great the varietal can be. Fruity and floral, with lovely hints of rustic terroir, this wine is the perfect pairing for your next steak dinner.

We would recommend that any red wine drinker give today’s wine a chance, and at 29% off, this is one deal that the whole world needs to know about!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest purple-red at the center of the glass, with a rustic red at the very edge.

Smell:

Very fragrant, with red cherry and fresh mulberry laid overtop notes of fresh berry bramble, freshly fallen leaves, lavender, fennel seed, clove, and anise.

Taste:

Terroir driven with plenty of fruit, this wine is wonderfully balanced on the palate. Bright red Bing cherry and ripe boysenberry counterbalance flavors of tobacco leaf, sweet earth, lavender leaf, anise, and a hint of rose petal.

Finish:

Incredibly soft and supple upon entry, this wine is well structured, with velvety and not-at-all overpowering tannins.

Pairing:

A perfectly grilled, pepper-encrusted New York Strip, served with a side of pea shoots drizzled with lemon and garlic olive oil.

What the Winery Says

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 isn’t. Geyser Peak will continue to “Reach For Peak” for many years to come.

Winemaker
Ondine Chattan
Accolades
Gold Medal & Best of Class - Sonoma County Harvest Fair (Previous Vintage)
Appellation
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Cooperage
17 months in French oak
Case Production
200 Cases
ABV
14.4%

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:Mar 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price