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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2018 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2018 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Black ruby color. Earthy aromas and flavors of cherry lozenge, glazed beets, succulent plum, roasted nuts, perfume, barnyard, ginger, and allspice with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, elegant, long finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An earthy, complex Cabernet Sauvignon that will be lovely with dry-aged steaks and French cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry lozenge, glazed beets, succulent plum, roasted nuts, perfume, barnyard, ginger, and allspice
Taste Flavor: cherry lozenge, glazed beets, succulent plum, roasted nuts, perfume, barnyard, ginger, and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, complex Cabernet Sauvignon that will be lovely with dry-aged steaks and French cuisine.

The Producer

Alexander Valley Vineyards

The Producer
8644 Hwy 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-280-8021

Their Portfolio

90 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2017 Estate, Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $34.00.
90 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $20.00.
89 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Gewürz, Gewurztraminer, Mendocino County 13.2% (USA) $15.00.
90 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Chardonnay, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $20.00.
92 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $34.00.
88 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2019 Gewürz, Gewurztraminer, Mendocino County 13.2% (USA) $15.00.
87 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2016 Temptation, Zinfandel, California 14% (USA) $16.00.
87 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2019 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Sonoma County 13% (USA) $16.00.
90 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Syrah, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $24.00.
87 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Homestead Red Blend, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $23.00.
86 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2017 Sin Zin, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley 14.9% (USA) $20.00.
90 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $25.00.
92 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Merlot, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $23.00.
92 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2015 Cyrus, Red Meritage, Alexander Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
87 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2018 Estate, Cabernet Franc, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $34.00.
BR Alexander Valley Vineyards 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2017 Alexander School Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $50.00.
85 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2020 Dry Rosé, Sangiovese, Sonoma County 13% (USA) $18.00.
88 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2020 Gewürz, Gewurztraminer, Mendocino County 13.2% (USA) $15.00.
93 Alexander Valley Vineyards 2016 Cyrus Red Blend, Alexander Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.