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Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre Meritage
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Wine Details

Varietal

Meritage

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Wine & Spirits Review The fruit is immediately present in this wine, though the firm tannins show more of the fruit skin than the juicier fresh cherry and blueberry flavors that come with air. Decant it and this elegant, balanced red is ready for lamb chops. Its length of flavor implies more complexity will develop with age. Wine Tasting Notes Smooth, rich and silky, this handcrafted wine finds its center around a deep core of blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry fruit. Spice, cedar and read more...Wine & Spirits Review The fruit is immediately present in this wine, though the firm tannins show more of the fruit skin than the juicier fresh cherry and blueberry flavors that come with air. Decant it and this elegant, balanced red is ready for lamb chops. Its length of flavor implies more complexity will develop with age. Wine Tasting Notes Smooth, rich and silky, this handcrafted wine finds its center around a deep core of blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry fruit. Spice, cedar and earth notes add complexity, but its the generous fruit and supple texture that anchor the mid-palate. Aiming for elegance over brawn, this voluptuous wine finishes with ripe tannins and a luxurious aftertaste that keeps on going. Overall, the Reserve Alexandre is a quintessential example of Alexander Valley terroir and of the regions supreme suitability for nurturing Bordeaux varieties. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/09. This meritage shows the restraint that Alexander Valley can deliver in its best cabernet sauvignon (68 percent of the blend, with merlot, malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc). And it has the fineness of tannin more typical of merlot or cabernet franc. Its firm black cherry fruit is highlighted by a hint of pyrazines, a touch of mint that adds to the savory tension of the wine. For prime rib.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator