Geyser Peak Winery

2011 Devil's Inkstand Cabernet Sauvignon - Winemaker’s Reserve

Red Blend

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 06, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Devil's Plaything

When you consider our discount on today’s fantastic wine, you might think that Agent Red did a deal with the devil himself. Rest assured, he secured today’s 2011 Devil’s Inkstand Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon through good old fashioned (wine) spy craft. Enjoy 45% off while we still have some left.

Aromas are smoky, dark and foreboding (as the name would imply) with plenty of dark fruit. Smoky blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry sit out in front, followed closely by cassis, cigar box, raspberry mocha, river rock, sweet spice and toasty oak.

On the palate, this wine is dark and juicy, with plum, black cherry, cassis and smoky blueberry with concentrated mixed berry jam, tobacco leaf, slate minerals, espresso, dark chocolate and mixed spice.

If you love juicy, delicious, food-friendly Cabernets, you’ve found a great one in today’s very highly recommended wine. At better than 45% off, you’ll be very pleased with your very smart purchase.

What the wine press has to say:

Awarded the Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting.

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“Petit Verdot (15%) infuses this Cabernet-based blend with black spice tones, forming a cool, savory, classical Alexander Valley red. There’s juiciness at the center of the wine that feels Californian, even such a cool vintage, surrounded by fine tannins that fit the fruit like a tailored suit. Age it for a roast leg of lamb.” - 92 points - Luke Sykora, Wine & Spirits, August 2014.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful dark crimson from edge to core. Wine stained tears cling to the glass wall before descending slowly downward.

Smell:

Smoky blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, cassis, cigar box, raspberry mocha, river rock, sweet spice and toasty oak.

Taste:

Plum, black cherry, cassis and smoky blueberry with concentrated mixed berry jam, tobacco leaf, slate minerals, espresso, dark chocolate and mixed spice.

Finish:

Super long with dark fruits that outlast the spice and earthen elements.

Pairing:

Enjoy this very food-friendly wine with a wide range of food pairing choices. We’d go with a nice rare steak or a pork tenderloin.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ondine Chattan
Varietal
Red Blend
Composition
69% Cabernet Sauvignon
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15% Petit Verdot
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16% Malbec and Petite Syrah
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Abv
13.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 06, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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