Alexander Laible

Voluptas

Pigoni Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Shay A
9.4

@Delectable Wine : This is the 2013 Voluptas Cabernet Franc from Pigoni Vineyard, Geyserville.

I’ve really enjoyed these Voluptas wines that
@Mark Flesher has had the privilege of being able to get access to (guy makes these in a garage! His merlot is insanely good). This is a fantastic CF! So floral with violets and candied blue and black fruit. A sweet tar and tobacco note aromatically too. A rich palate with licorice, boysenberry, and dusted cocoa leaves. Dark chocolate covered black cherries on the finish. Pulls back just before this becomes decadent. Wish this guy would make these wines more easily available!

@Bill Bender : You’re welcome for the label.
— 11 days ago

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I show more discretion young @Shay A the nipple never makes an appearance
Mark Flesher

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I would give this a 95.4.... revised my rating a bit after sleeping on it. This wine has a beautiful black cherry nose and almost has a minty character. Entry is dominated by black cherry and a bit of cola, hint of herb. Middle gains a little sweet tobacco. Finishes with still a tiny bit of stiff oak tannin but an excellent black cherry and cola finish. A full bodied monster that hits on all cylinders and leaves no questions unanswered.
9.5

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

I truly am not a silver oak Fan but their old stuff has some Kung pow to it. It actually evolved after being opened in the glass for an hour. I prefer it to a new vintage hands down, no questions asked. This actually surprised me and is definitely the WOTN between these two. Truly, truly surprised me. Can’t go wrong for this price point! I found this one for sale for 80 bucks. Winner, winner chicken dinner in my book! — 18 days ago

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Joe Lucca

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Awesome. Totally agree @Martin G Rivard the old stuff was blue chip. Lost their way over time. 1999 is my favorite 90s vintage. Still have a bunch in the cellar.
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Come see the new Alexander Valley winery @Martin G Rivard @Joe Lucca Our best wines are ahead of us!

Stonestreet Winery

Bear Point Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine poured an inky black into the glass. Nose of youthful blackberry and spice with some oak. Entry of this wine is rich and dense. Lots of youthful, chalky black fruit and baking spice. The middle is really more of the same. This wine seems to lose some style points and it is not really all that complex in the middle. The finish is toasted oak tannin and black pepper. I do believe that this wine sort of stays flat in the middle as of now. I look forward to that improving over the next few years. If you have this bottle, I don't think I'd particularly be in a great hurry to drink it. I can see this one appreciating to 93/94 at full maturity. As for now, solid 92 and that definitely isn't bad. — 12 days ago

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Katherine Crazy Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A quick pick up pre trick or treating with the kids. And this was a surprisingly serious and good wine to complement baby Ruth, kit cat, and Hershey. For $20ish, I highly recommend. — 13 days ago

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@Jonathan Wall I hope that you all had a great time Cheers 🎃

The Calling Wines

Our Tribute Alexander Valley Red Blend

I was in the mood for a red,“jammy” wine. Mike picked this out. It knocked it out of the park. This wine was good. Then it opened up, and wow! So many wonderful flavors. — 3 days ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Nervo Ranch Heritage Red Blend

These wines are awesome! Every wine I taste from Morgan is noteworthy. Enjoyed this gem with an amazing beef brisket, fantastic wine with rich food, great acidity, balanced, pure joy in a glass! — 10 days ago

Chateau St. Jean

Robert Young Vineyard Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2015

Color of bubbly gold. Nose is nutty, some oak, with some ripe fruit. Taste is nutty, peppery, a bit salty mineral, quite light. Aftertaste of long finish mineral and grapefruit zest. Terroir oriented Chardonnay. — 4 days ago

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Robert Young Estate Winery

Scion Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Pulled this for a rosemary baked chicken with gnocchi/butternut side. Really wondering how much I might have screwed up not choosing a white wine. Well, this one upon cork pop was herbal, blackberry rich, black pepper spice, and tannin. This wine, at least for now, goes much better with food. The gnocchi knocked the tannin down, and really allowed the blackberry and black cherry side to show. The herbal note seemed to be rosemary..now whether or not it was my brain fusing the two together. Food and wine were in perfect harmony. Finishes much more acidic and tannic without food as one might expect. Has quite a bit more life in it! — 17 days ago

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Roth Estate

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This wine came recommended to us by the F&B director at a country club. Very good but not a great A Valley cab. Some dark cherry and strawberry notes , soft tannins with slight oak scents . Blackberry and plums are present. — 7 days ago

Brandon Boesch
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Louis M. Martini

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

An amazing cab for the price. Not too dry and not too heavy on tannins. Overall an easy drinking wine for the weekend or any social gathering as well. — 2 days ago