' Quintessential - Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


This wine immediately impresses with its deep garnet color and complex nose of dark fruit, black pepper, hints of mocha and slight herbal notes. The palate is mouth-filling and showcases beautiful structure. The restrained tannins and lingering finish beckon one back for more of this enjoyable wine.

Wine Facts

The grapes for the 2020 vintage of this wine benefitted from a moderate growing season, with few heat spikes and no rain between April and October. This led to an excellent quality of fruit at the point of harvest.

Geyser Peak was named for the tremendous view of Geyser Peak Mountain directly outside the original winery’s window.

FAMILY: Geyser Peak Winery has a long and storied history. Founded in 1880, it became the 29th bonded winery in California. The brand has seen a storied past of over 140 years, founded by a local family, changing hands multiple times including management by corporate interests. Today, Geyser Peak has proudly returned to its roots as a family-owned-and-operated business, sourcing fruit from famed winegrowing regions of California. The essence of California terroir can be tasted throughout the range of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The motto, “Reach for the Peak,” was coined to refer to seeking the utmost quality in wine. It’s inarguable that it has.

Derek Irwin is the new winemaker for Geyser Peak. He started his wine career in 1994 after graduating from UC Davis and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the California wine industry having consulted for wineries in various California wine regions.

Producer: Geyser Peak
Region: California
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 2% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah,1% Malbec
Alcohol: 13.3%
Total Acidity: 6.5 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.22 G/L
pH: 3.6

Press Highlights

2021: 91 Pts - Tasting Panel, Nov/Dec 2023
2021: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2024
2019: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2021
2017: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2020
2017: 90 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Aug/Dec Double Issue

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