Bin Series wines are created only in the greatest vintages and in miniscule volumes, typically from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Bin Series is the winemaker’s pursuit of intensity, power, and over the top concentration. Each Bin wine comes from select barrels from specially made reserve lots. There have been ten Bin wines since the series’ inception in 1995. The wines are designated in sequential order, by vintage, and labeled in the unassuming tradition of a laboratory-style label which designates the area, or bin, within the winery where the wines are aged.
2006 Geyser Peak Bin 10 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 750ml
Geyser Peak Bin Series wines are produced in miniscule volumes and represent our winemakers’ most intense interpretation of the vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon. This enormously complex bottling is both muscular and refined; loaded with aromas of French Roast coffee and surging with abundant cherry and dark plum fruit on the palate. The finely orchestrated tannins and substantial structure are interwoven in a sumptuous tapestry of hibiscus, loam, dried berry, cocoa powder and clove. While this wine will certainly reward long-term cellaring it is drinking handsomely at present.
2007 Geyser Peak Bin 11 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 750ml
The 2007 vintage was outstanding for most of California and had both an early start and a late finish. In the Alexander Valley we started harvest in August and finished in November.
Cabernet Sauvignon bunches were loose and berries were small resulting in intensely colored juices and wines. Yields were down substantially from the large crop of 2006 but healthy crops were still produced and the intensity of flavor was brilliant. This wine shows the inky richness of the vintage while still bearing the hallmarks of vibrant dark berry fruit for which the Alexander Valley is recognized. Dark chocolate notes and mocha infused oak round out the lively berry flavors and rich, layered tannins provide a seemingly endless finish. Still youthful with abundant tannin this wine will develop further with an additional 3 to 6 years of aging.
Due to minimal winemaking intervention this wine will develop a small amount of sediment over time.