Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
A consistent favorite of intimate bistros and innovative eateries, this wine showcases the wonderful pleasures of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep plum color of this sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon gives way to expressive aromas of white pepper, dark berry fruit, and cassis. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of toasted vanilla and leather on the palate. Luscious blueberry and blackberry flavors are refined and perfectly balanced by a spiciness that lingers on a long and elegant finish.
The 2017 vintage marks of our 13th release of the Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon. The abundant juicy dark red fruit profile accented by the earthly complexity of a small percentage of Syrah creates a multi-layered wine with approachable fruit and undertones of spice and mineral. Following traditional fermentation with pump-overs twice daily, and 100% secondary malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 18 months in medium in medium plus and custom toasts (20% new).
Benchland vineyards, where our Walking Tree is sourced, have long proven to be some of our favorites when it comes to growing top quality red wine grapes. The western bench of the Alexander Valley offers abundant sunshine and liberal shading, ensuring thorough ripening, and producing fruit with rich, jam flavors and soft, plush tannins. We prize these sites for their distinctive flavor profiles and accessible structure of the fruit.
This wine is a perfect complement to braised beef short ribs, chicken cacciatore, caramelized onions, blue cheese, and dark chocolate mousse.
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