The 2013 Chardonnay Water Bend offers pear, honeyed apple and melony tropical fruit notes, medium body, good purity and no evidence of oak. Drink this lusty, consumer-friendly Chardonnay over the next 12-18 months.
|Wine maker notes
|Bright and refreshing, Chardonnay is a chameleon of a grape. The versatility of this varietal makes it a perennial favorite and it is one of few varietals not only recognized but also grown the world over.
|One of California’s oldest and most renowned wineries, Geyser Peak Winery was founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, a pioneer in Alexander Valley winemaking, Geyser Peak has flourished as an award-winning winery for more than 130 years. Quitzow chose the original winery site in Geyserville for its vantage point of the famed Geysers Geothermal area. The white steam that billowed from the geysers along the mountain slopes provided the winery with a spectacular ‘view of the clouds’.
Today, Geyser Peak pays fond tribute to its past roots in Alexander Valley as it sets forth on a new path into the Dry Creek Valley Appellation where the winery has recently relocated. Although the address is new, the commitment to the highest quality artisan winemaking is not. Geyser Peak will continue to “Reach For Peak” for many years to come.