2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is typically one of the softer, rounder manifestations of the varietal. This is the more open-structured of our two Cabernet bottlings, which reveals its accessible, yet substantial and age-worthy personality. Rich, plummy, lightly herbal, and toasty, with mild cassis character, this unfined, unfiltered wine will complement a wide variety of foods for many years.
Compared with the above Sonoma County Cab bottling, this has more intensity and more focused red fruits as usual. These ‘AV’ bottlings are aging really well and offer good versatility with the variety, bridging the gap between typical Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel fare. The red fruit and zippy acidity are the key here. It is as happy with steak is it is with pizza. 136 cases produced.
Suggested retail at release: $38 per bottle
The Wine Advocate
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a little bit burlier and fatter than the 2007, with tannins that are also more present. Black cherries, plums, spices and dried flowers emerge from a wine full of mountain character. 90 points. Antonio Galloni, April 2013
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