Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Merlot 2-Pack

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The Legendary Geyser

Gather 'round, gather 'round, and let me tell you a tale.

Past the deep dark forest, and along the old caverns is a clearing in the glen where there lies a powerful geyser.

Now this geyser isn't your ordinary geyser. You see, every night at midnight, it erupts to towering heights, shooting into the sky, over many horizons.

Alongside the geyser is a tower. Climbing up the tower is a perilous adventure. There are skeletons and goblins and wraiths waiting for you, and booby traps line the corridors. After defeating the seven snakehounds that guard the door to the top, you find yourself on the roof where there is a single empty glass bottle.

If you get there before midnight, you won't have to wait long. When the geyser erupts, hold your bottle out, and then you will receive a bountiful gift. You will have just captured the finest wine, a wine rich with berry flavor: the Geyser Peak Block Collection Merlot.

"No, I'm sorry, but that doesn't make any sense."

Of course it does.

"No, Geyser Peak Merlot comes from grapes in a vineyard in Alexander Valley. It's then cold-soaked for three days prior to a seven-day fermentation period. Then it begins an aging process in French oak barrels for 20 months."

I don't think so...

"I do."

Are you sure?

"Yes."

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Features

Geyser Peak Block Collection wines are an expression of the unique growing conditions that exist within a handful of vineyards that consistently produce outstanding wines. Each Block Wine reflects the distinct signature of a varietal ideally suited to an exceptional site.
 
2009 Geyser Peak Block Collection Merlot, J & J Fay Ranch, Alexander Valley 750ml

Red and black fruits mingle in this wine making it a berry compote of a Merlot.  Blackberry and raspberry flavors dominate and pair beautifully with notes of plum jam.  Earthy accents of sage and roasted coffee beans add interest and complexity to the abundant fruit.  The heavy duty tannins create a framework worthy of a hearty steak but have been tamed to a silky texture through aging in small French oak barrels. 

 
2010 Geyser Peak Block Collection Merlot, J & J Fay Ranch, Alexander Valley 750ml

Concentrated blueberry fruit comprises the foundation of this wine and mingles with crushed bramble berry fruit on both the nose and palate. This rich Merlot has a velvety texture, medium-bodied tannins and a weighty mouthfeel. Aging in French oak tames the more aggressive tannins and adds sweet creamy notes reminiscent of crème brulee and panna cotta. A subtle back note of sage serves to ground the opulent fruit and brings focus to the finish. The hearty structure of this wine will be further tamed with a few years of cellaring. 

Vintner Voicemail
A must listen to Vintner Voicemail from Winemaker Ondine Chattan describing these two spectacular vintages of the J & J Fay Ranch Merlot.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $56.00
Average Shipping:  $19.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$7.00)
Total MSRP:   $68.00
 

2009 Geyser Peak Block Collection Merlot, J & J Fay Ranch, Alexander Valley 750ml

The J & J Fay Merlot was cold-soaked for three days prior to a seven-day fermentation.  At dryness the wine was drained directly off skins into French Oak to immediately begin the aging process.  Completion of malolactic fermentation in oak produced a lovely texture on the palate and integrated the earth and herb flavors into the fruit at an early stage.  20 months of barrel age have softened the wine and make it delightfully drinkable upon release.  

  • Appellation: Alexander Valley, J & J Fay Ranch
  • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
  • Storage/Type: 100% French Oak (30% New)
  • Maturation Time: 18 Months
  • Production: 213 9L Cases
  • Bottling Date: August 2011
  • Release Date: November 2011
  • Alcohol: 14.1%
  • pH: 3.47
  • T.A: 6.4
  • R.S.: Dry
 
2010 Geyser Peak Block Collection Merlot, J & J Fay Ranch, Alexander Valley 750ml

This Block Collection Merlot was cold-soaked for three days to optimize the bright fruit aromatics and color followed by an eight-day fermentation. At dryness the wine was drained directly off skins into French Oak to begin the aging process. Completion of malolactic fermentation in oak produced a rounded palate and integrated the earth and herb flavors into the fruit at an early stage. Twenty months of barrel age have softened the wine and added another layer of structure and definition.

  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Grape Variety: Merlot
  • Storage/Type: 100% French Oak (25% new)
  • Maturation Time: 20 months
  • Cases Produced: 125
  • Bottling: August 2012
  • Release Date: November 2012
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.48
  • T.A: 6.3g/L
  • R.S.: Dry 

Winery Details

Geyser Peak Winery

Owners:
Accolade Wines
Founded:
1880
Location:
Geyersville, CA

One of California’s oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, this beautiful setting overlooks Geyserville, the Russian River and the northern end of Alexander Valley.
 
A long heritage of winemaking with a relatively recent resurgence, Geyser Peak Winery's roots in Sonoma County winemaking run deep. Founded by Augustus Quitzow, one of Sonoma County's pioneer winemakers, the original winery was built in Geyserville in 1882. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, the winery claimed a view of the clouds of thermal steam that billowed from the mountain's summit.
 
Today, Geyser Peak is one of the most award-winning wineries in Sonoma County.  It consistently garners some of the most prestigious awards in winemaking, including Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year honors. Its outstanding team of winemakers and viticulturalists are noted for fruit-forward, food-friendly wines from prime vineyard sources in the Alexander Valley.

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