Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2008

$ 65.00

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

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.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    The Wine AdvocateApril 2013

    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,

  2. Judi Scherrer

    Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar June 2014

    Bright ruby. Cherry and dark berries on the nose, with complicating notes of licorice and pipe tobacco. Lively cherry and blackcurrant flavors show very good clarity and a touch of smoky minerality that builds with air. Finishes with firm cut, a hint of bitter chocolate and building tannins that add grip. This one is evolving at a snail’s pace. 89 points. Josh Raynolds

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