ガイザー・ピーク アレクサンダーバレー産メルロー・ワイン2005年 Geyser Peak Allexander Valley Merlot Wine 2005
We tried Geyser Peak Alexander Valley 2005 Merlot wine three nights ago at a dinner.
It was named "Best U.S Wine Producer" along with 5 Gold medals at The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), the premier competition of its kind in the world in October 2003 in London, U.K.
The "Best U.S.Wine Producer" title is one of a series of honors that IWSC bestows each year to comment the achievements of those companies or individuals who "set the standards of excellence for the rest of the industry to follow and [who] influence the quality, variety, value, and educational information available to the wine and spirit consumer, " according to IWSC.
Founded in Alexander Valley in 1880, Geyser Peak Winery is one of the oldest wineries in its region. Remarkable in its diversity, Alexander Valley boasts an unusual mosaic of soil types, climates and topography.
The Alexander valley is home to more than 40 wineries and located at the north end of Sonoma County, California. It is North East of Napa Valley. It is 22 miles in length and varies in width from two to seven miles. The valley is approximately 76,900 acres, with more than 15,000 currently planted to premium wine grapes.
I am a big fan of red wines produced in Alexander Valley, because all wines I tried were excellent. Merlot do particularly well in this region, due to the warm daytime temperatures and cool, fog-covered nights and mornings.
This wine is a fruit-driven style, typical of Geyser Peak Merlot, with lifted red cherry, raspberry and cola aromas complemented by hints of spice, tobacco, cedar and oak. The flavors are bright and lively with juicy cherry and plum fruit and plush, velvety tannins on the finish.
This Merlot wine is sold at $18. You might find discounted bottles at super markets or on on-line discounted shops.
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