The oppressively hot weather may be drawing to a close, but there are still times that call for a refreshing fruity wine in the heat of the afternoon. Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect wine for hot weather, light meals and is one of my favorites, consistently outperforming its price point. Recently I sampled the 2012 vintage and while it didn’t have the mineral quality I remember from past years it still provided a satisfying experience on a hot and humid Southwest Florida evening watching the thunderstorms roll through.
Pale yellow in color one might expect a light and airy feel, instead the transparent color in the glass belies a surprisingly solid weight in the mouth. Take time to let the aroma develop, simple and strong citrus notes initially unfold into hay in the barn and lime as it airs. The flavor is dry and edgy with lemon lime citrus, grassiness typical of many Sauvignon Blanc wines and a touch of ginger on the back end, an ending with a sharp clean acidic finish line. Chill this wine and let the flavor come to you as it warms in the glass and if you don’t finish the bottle don’t panic a couple days after opening it was still good, but with a notable peach nectarine note.
This reviewer gives the 2012 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc a solid try it recommendation, but a daily wine pick from Wine Spectator in August and a 90 point rating from Wine Enthusiast might also encourage you to give this wine a try. You may have to look around the wine is not prominent on retail shelves in the Fort Myers area, though a wine focused store will likely have it available. Experience has shown the price can vary so look around and you should be able to find it $9.99 or under and at that price pick up a bottle then chill and share a crisp, clean, refreshing experience with friends.