I have been introduced to a new wine that I am now very fond of. It is Geyser Peak Wineries, Uncensored Wines. I recently received two bottles to try; Uncensored Red and Uncensored White.
Geyser Peak Winery was founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, a pioneer in Sonoma County. Today winemaker Ondine Chattan is pushing the envelope and bursting out of the traditional blends.
Reading up on the Uncensored Red, I was quite unsure of just how this was going to taste. It is a blend of not just a few red varieties, it is a blend of 7! All in this one bottle you find a blend of California Grapes including Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah, Tannat, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot! You can imagine my hesitation in trying it.
The color of this red blend is also quite intriguing. It is a very deep purple. The color is the precursor to the fragrance when you open the bottle and get rich blackberry, plum and spices. It all suddenly starts to make sense.
This rich blend is actually very smooth with a soft texture on the palate. I got just a hint of spice without it being distracting to the wine overall. I found it to be wonderful for sipping alone as I was cooking dinner and transitioned nicely to pair with our meal.
The Uncensored White Blend I also found very appealing with the blend of Viognier, Reisling, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The blend is aged in stainless steel to keep a clean crisp finish on the wine.
The color is slightly light green giving me the immediate thought of crisp green apples. The appearance once again does not lie and when you take your first sip you get the bright green apple toned with pear and lemon with floral notes of honeysuckle, rose and freesia.
Again, I found this to be a wonderful wine to sit back and relax with and following through to lunch or dinner is easy.
The best part of these wines is that they both retail for just $14!
Learn more about Uncensored and Geyser Peak Winery at the official website: Geyser Peak Winery