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.