Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2002

$ 60.00

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

There has been a lot of hype surrounding this vintage, regardless of variety. Well, I must admit that some of it is warranted. As a result of truly minimal handling, we bottled this in May 2005, quite late for most producers. Surprisingly complex, it is showing its youthful cassis most toward the forefront right now. The generous French oak is already well integrated (only I know how much there is really there). Textural, chewy, firm and juicy with a long, zippy finish, it should continue to integrate well over the next 4–5 years. For those who are impatient, when paired with big food it is extremely pleasurable right now.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineMay 2006
    Medium-dark ruby; pleasant, forward, rich, spicy, cranberry and candied cherry fruit aroma with a hint of anise; medium-full to full body; tight, tart, herbal, spicy, cedary, blackberry and dark currant flavors that appear overshadowed by the full tannin; slightly tart, drying finish; lingering aftertaste. Recommended. Nick Ponomareff

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