A very fine example of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, showing the elegance and complexity wines from that Sonoma County region can attain. Soft and intricate in tannins, the wine shows a mélange of blackberry, currant, cherry, sweet dried herb and smoky flavors that are delicious now, and should hold well for several years.
A very rich, ripe Cabernet, expressive in black cherry, mocha, cola, sweet herb and cedar flavors. It’s a little young, so give it 3–4 years in the bottle, but this is not a wine to age for a long time.
Hard and tough in tannins, although it’s also quite soft, and the fruity concentration for aging isn’t there. Shows modest, candied flavors of blackberries, cherries and sandalwood. Good for drinking now.
Only in California’s warmer regions will you find the enormously ripe cherries and blackberries this Cabernet offers. It’s as sweet as jam. Likeable, even opulent, but would benefit from greater dryness and structure.