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Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Details

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Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Pairings

This wine is a perfect complement to braised beef short ribs, chicken cacciatore, caramelized onions, blue cheese, and dark chocolate mousse.

Ratings

2015: 96 Pts - 2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
2015: 93 Pts - 2018 New York International Wine Competition
2015: Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2015: Gold Medal 'Best of Class' - 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2015: Gold Medal - 2019 New York International Wine Competition
2014: 94 Pts - 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast
2013: Wine & Spirits, Best US Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Acid 6.80 g/L

PH 3.45
Residual Sugar 0 G/L
Alcohol % 14.5%
Size 750 ml
 
 

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