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93 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2008 Sin Zin, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley $20. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of dried blueberries and choke cherries, cocoa, spiced nuts, and clay follow though on a bright, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with great depth, smoothness and balance. Long, creamy chocolate and tropical citrus finish. A great, hedonistic, and seamlessly balanced zin for every occasion. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
93 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2007 "Redemption Zin", Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $25.
Deep garnet violet color. Classic aromas of mashed raisins, dried raspberries, and cracked pepper follow through on a supple, plush entry to a fruity medium-full body with great depth, mouthwatering acidity and a high-wire balance of alcohol. Finishes with a long, pure, craisin and plum skin cascade. A delicious, textbook example of Dry Creek zinfandel. (tasted on May-10-2010)
89 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2009 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Alexander Valley $14. Best Buy.
Pale ruby color with a silver cast. Aromas of brambly wild strawberries, cough syrup, and dried flowers and citrus follow through on a racy entry to a very tangy dry-yet-fruity medium body with borderline nervous acidity and a tart citrus, talc and berry skin finish. A very zesty food wine to pair with spicy sushi and grilled shrimp. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
88 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2008 Estate, Chardonnay, Alexander Valley $18.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Sweet and buttery citrus and peach coffee cake aromas follow through on a round entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with very good depth and balance. Finishes with a spicy apple sauce and tangy lemon accents. Very tasty and table friendly. (tasted on May-13-2010)