' Quintessential - Geyser Peak Chardonnay

Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2022


This is a balanced California Chardonnay with minimal oak influence. Vanilla notes are cut by tropical flavors of pineapple and stone fruit. It has a nice roundness on the palate with a crisp, clean finish.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: The winemaking team sources grapes from both cool and warm climates in prime growing regions throughout California to achieve a balanced profile.

VINIFICATION: A portion of the wine is fermented and aged in French oak, while the majority is fermented in stainless steel to maintain the crisp and floral character in the finished wine.

INTERESTING FACT: 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
Appellation: California
Country: United States
Varietal Composition: 98% Chardonnay, 2% Viognier
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 6.1 G/L
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: 0.4 G/L

Press Highlights

2022: 96 Pts 'Gold Medal' - California State Fair Wine Competition, May 2024
2022: 91 Pts - Tasting Panel, Nov/Dec 2023
2022: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Jan 2024
2020: 90 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2022
2018: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2020
2015: ‘Year’s Best US Chardonnays, Best Buy’ - Wine & Spirits

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