Geyser Peak Winery
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Kuimelis Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon •Kuimelis Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Today we are very proud to bring you the next vintage in a succession of Geyser Peak Block Collection Cabernets that we’ve featured. Last year, we sold out of the stunning 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Kuimelis Vineyard. This time around, we have the incredible 2008. This wine is, hands down the finest Block Collection Cab that we’ve tasted.
This is a wine that is sold only at the winery, but we clever spies managed to get our hands on a small allocation.
Geyser Peak’s high-end Block Collections wines are always great. Those from the Kuimelis Vineyard are especially great. This wine is packed with layer upon layer of flavor. It is extracted, but also very balanced. The wine is complex and very pleasing on the nose. On the palate it delivers a burst of richness that seems to go on forever into the lengthy finish.
Decant for optimal results. Enjoy now but be sure to lay a few bottles down for several more years. Wine Enthusiast, who gave the wine a 92 point score, also recommend it as a Cellar Selection.
Dense and inky with dark crimson hues at the core and a fine ring of ruby at the edge.
Deep and layered with blackberry, cassis, plum and black cherry notes compressed into notes of sweet spice, flint and pencil shavings.
Packed with bold flavors, led by blackberry and black cherry compote. Just beneath these, plum skin, cranberry, raspberry, sweet tobacco, flint and graphite join the party.
Exceptionally long and loaded with dark fruit that gives way to flint, graphite and a hint of cocoa dust.
Enjoy this big boy with a garlic rubbed steak, grilled to perfection.
What the Winery Says
- Ondine Chattan
- Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2012
- 92 Points and Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Vineyard Designation
- Kuimelis Vineyard
- Varietal Composition
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon