Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc with a Chorus of Insects!

The end-of-summer landmarks are falling one-by-one.

The public schools started last week.
The Iowa State Fair is done.
Halloween candy is in the seasonal aisle at the store.

Thankfully, Mother Nature is choosing to ignore these signs and is giving us a wonderful week of hot, sunny days and warm nights of stars and insect choruses.  Buzzing, chirping, ratcheting–all manner of insect songs join together in a beautiful symphonic sound!


Of course, I am grabbing as much patio time as possible during this summer hold-out.  A warm summer night calls for a wine that is bright and crisp with shining, refreshing acidity.  I poured the Geyser Peak, California Series, Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

Grapes for this California Series Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from several places in the north coast, with the winemaker striving for a grassy flavor character.

I did find some grassy notes in the aroma profile, along with tropical fruits and citrus.

On the front palate, tropical fruits emerge, (the winemaker suggests passion fruit), along with a hint of melon.  Lime and lemon are present with a nice pop of white pepper.  The finish is full of tropical fruits and lime.

Brisk acidity brings a clean, crisp edge to this Sauvignon Blanc.

The Geyser Peak wine was a perfect, cooling drink on my warm summer patio, enjoying the sunset and the insect chorus!

About the author: Sue Navratil

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