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Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2010

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.

Winemaker’s Notes

There is a great deal of concentration with all the 2010 Cabernet bottlings. Red-fruited as well as black–fruited, slightly herbal with mouth-watering acidity, this is a very food friendly expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. It relies about as much on acidity for its ‘angles/structure’ as tannin which is rare for local Cabernet Sauvignon these days. While 100% varietal from Scherrer Vineyard, this part of the vineyard speaks more of the region than the specific site, so I ‘only’ label it such. This ages really well too.

Wine Specs

Weight 46.75 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 x 3.25 x 3.25 in
Sizes Bottled

Vintage

Vineyard

AVA

Cases produced

180

Release Date

Reviews

  1. Antonio Galloni, Vinous February 2014

    Dark red cherry, plums, smoke, chalk, tobacco and dried flowers are some of the many notes that inform the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. As always, the style is medium in body, floral and pretty feminine for Cabernet Sauvignon. My preference would be to drink the 2010 sooner rather than later, while the fruit remains vibrant, even though today it shows a solid backbone of tannin. 89 points.