Geyser Peak Shorenstein Vineyard Merlot 1999
Merlot from Sonoma County, California
Rich, red color is followed by scents of potpourri—rose petal, dried flowers, and spice with a hint of mint. There's also a complexing component of sweet, cedary oak. The palate is rich and round with flavors of wild berries and a finish of plush tannins.
Alcohol (by volume) 13.6%
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.
The winery 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.