Happy Saturday! It's officially the first Saturday of May and that means it's time to raid the cellar for something that's been waiting around for a decade or more to be experienced. Tonight I've decided to open a nice little California Cabernet from the Alexander Valley, the 2006 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, so let's see what it has to offer!
The wine is a deep, inky purple at the center, with bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis overlaid with some earthy notes of leather and tar. The taste is packed with jammy fruit up front, with blueberry, plum and blackberry, that transition nicely to some notes of black pepper and spice along with some earthy notes of limestone midpalate. The finish is just lovely, with still well structured tannins providing the foundation for a long, smooth and exceptionally dry finish.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8, it's aged very nicely and is drinking exceptionally well right now. This wine would be ideal for a big steakhouse sort of meal, and that exactly what I'm going for tonight with a thick Angus New York Strip grilled Pittsburgh style along with some oven roasted potatoes and Vidalia onions and steamed asparagus. The wine is just a perfect counterbalance to the richness of the steak, cheers!