Alexander Valley Vineyards

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Trying the 16 vintage and finding as compelling as the ‘15. On the lighter side for cabernet, well balanced and delicious. — 2 days ago

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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Broken Road Chardonnay 2018

Yeah, so, I’m a fan of this one. Some orange and zest. A little campfire, but not smoke taint, more like toasted marshmallow and graham cracker. If it had chocolate itd be a s’more. Caramel instead.

Summer camp in the mountains.
— 10 days ago

Jillian Varner
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Dutcher Crossing

Costello Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Very delicious and multi dimensional chardonnay. Croissant, pineapple, pear, marshmallow, and lemon. Good acidity too. You have to like Chardonnay to like this wine. Not for the ABC crowd. — 21 days ago

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Medlock Ames

Secret Ingredient Alexander Valley Malbec 2018

Very dark. Purple urple. Smell is funky, and streaked with a jam of the vine. Flavors are full and tasty. Ripe, and bright. Reminds me of the great WA Malbec I had once. Past that grape Koolaide of Malbec you get sometimes. — 10 days ago

Stonestreet Winery

Christopher's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Hello. Have we met before??? This is love at first sight, first taste. Incredible complexity and depth with lingering intensity. Near perfect structure and feel. I’m super into the game-y dried meats underlying overtones of blackberry fruit, raspberry jam, and brilliant iris and violet nose. I can almost chew it and I wish I could. — 10 days ago

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Rodney Strong

Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It’s your typical Rod Strong cab, which is what they want. Easy, quality, and consistent. Light jams and solid structure. Not going to blow you away but always going to please. — 9 days ago

Jillian Varner
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Rodney Strong

Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A true joy to drink. Leathery Virginian pipe tobacco, great structure, tons of feels (the mouth kind, not the emotional kind, though… I guess it depends on your level of intoxication.) There’s good, darker fruits in here too, let’s not forget. — 9 days ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$80 for this compared to $125 for Napa is a good deal, even if it doesn’t age as long. You’ll get your reward more quickly. I’m getting lots of twigs and wet bramble, cassis and mint. Medium bodied raspberry and super delish. — 10 days ago

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Stonestreet Winery

Rockfall Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Yeah. I’m into this. Take some old oak twigs, put it in a blender with squeezed tobacco juice and a blackberry tart, and sip on this like a smoothie for days. Its powerful, rugged and hard, but with a soft side that it doesn’t want you to see. When you can break it, it gives you everything you want with elegance and grace. — 10 days ago

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The Counselor

River Pass Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

...nice, nice find. Crew at Tap sends to me because they know I have “Consigliere” stitched and under my suit collars... — 6 days ago