2007 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Cab

Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Cab

Pulling out some of my 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon’s for the Summer and came across one of my favorite wineries – Geyser Peak. Consistently wonderful Cabernet’s and one you can always depend on for great flavor and value. I did not decant this wine tonight but did open the bottle about an hour before tasting. In my glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet in color with a bright ruby edge. Swirling the wine in my glass brought up aroma’s of blackberries, cherries, anise, black pepper, and vanilla! The mouth feel is full bodied, plush, and a medium tannin structure. Over the palate, this geyser was erupting with flavor! Layers of Blackberry, Black Cherry, olive, vanilla, black pepper, and a hint of cedar. As the wine opened up more, pleasing flavors of briar berry, dark chocolate, and ginger developed into a long, elegant finish. This would be an excellent wine to pair with a grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, a spicy tomato pasta dish, and medium to strong cheeses.

This is a complex Cabernet with lots of concentrated layers. Full bodied, elegant, and the tannins have just started to soften a bit. I think this is a great representation of the Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon style! I really liked this wine and give it 90 points. If you have a 2007 vintage, I feel you can enjoy it up through 2015. WineSplashing!!

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