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Geyser Peak Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


A deep garnet with amethyst reflections in the glass. Aromas of dark berries, ripe raspberry and flint follow through to the balanced palate. Bright acidity is supported by the addition of Petit Verdot, adding great roundness. Silky tannins extend on the persistent finish.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: The 2021 vintage marks our 16th release of the Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit for this wine is sourced from two excellent Alexander Valley vineyards. The different soils, exposures, and microclimates of these two vineyards adds enticing complexity of aromas and flavors to the finished wine.

Following traditional fermentation methods, the wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were fermented separately and expertly blended.

INTERESTING FACT: Ancient oak trees dot the landscape of Alexander Valley. Walking Tree takes its name from one of these majestic trees that remarkably “walked” down a steep grade of vineyard during heavy rains, all while remaining upright and very much alive.

FAMILY: Geyser Peak Winery has a long and storied history. Founded in 1880, it became the 29th bonded winery in California, and was named for the tremendous view of Geyser Peak Mountain directly outside the winery’s window. 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.

Producer: Geyser Peak
Region: Alexander Valley, California
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.2%
Total Acidity: 6.4 G/L

pH: 3.75
Residual Sugar: 0.4 G/L

Press Highlights

2021: 92 Pts - James Suckling, May 2024
2020: 92 Pts - Tasting Panel, Nov/Dec 2023
2020: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Sept 2022
2019: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2021
2019: 90 Pts 'One of the Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignons' - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2021
2017: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Sept 2020

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