Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, blended then aged for 24 months in 50% new and 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby color with aromas of black fruit, licorice and minty floral notes. The palate beautifully displays rich ripe blackberry and black cherry, a hint of sweetness, vivid acidity and the right touch of toasty vanilla oak, still youthful in development. The wine has nicely integrated tannins, still holds some grip on a long finish which should give way to let this wine age for the next decade+. Excellent, Tasting Sample! — 17 days ago

Lisa, Shay and 4 others liked this

Parallel

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

Fun to try next to the ‘14. Aromatically, they are very similar...creme brûlée, marzipan and honeyed pastries. However, there is quite a bit more acidity here that catches you off guard. There are some similarities here to Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay. Notes of honeysuckle, sea salt and powdered lemon bar on the palate. A bright expression of Ritchie vineyard.
— 6 hours ago

Tom, Paul and 14 others liked this

Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Steak, wedge salad and the new Scorsese: The Irishman. Perfect even though either Italian nor Irish nor with mob ties. — 13 days ago

Damian Fagan
with Damian

Medlock Ames

Bell Mountain Vineyard Red Blend 2011

Oak fairly present but integrated. Tannins still strong in this one. A world of difference between the 2010 and 2011. This one showed better. — 11 days ago

Ryan, David and 3 others liked this

Redwood Ranch and Vineyard

Field STone Estate Bottled Alexander Valley Petite Sirah 1978

Hint of age on nose and palate but other than that, inter grated black fruit. Medium bodied. Tobacco. — 2 days ago

David liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Velvety and nice. Feel like if you spend this much on wine might as well spend a bit more and go with duck horn or sliver oak — 13 days ago

Stonestreet Winery

Monolith Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

We bought this bottle on our first trip to Stonestreet in 2013. WOW!! Laying it down for 6 years was well worth the wait! Black cherry and cloves with just a hint of leather on the nose. Incredibly smooth with luscious dark fruit and mineral finish. — 18 days ago

Field Stone

Staten Family Reserve Vintage Alexander Valley Port Blend 2007

A little hot. BlackBerry cobbler, molasses. A little lighter bodied than you’d expect. Love to see how it ages. Needs another 10 to come into its own. — 2 days ago

David and Matt liked this

Broc Cellars

Alexander Valley Carignan

Unusual. This wine hits the right note and is perfectly balance. Red fruit dominates the mid palette. — 20 days ago

Mike, Ron and 1 other liked this
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Carignan in talented hands (ie hands off) is a thing of beauty

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Franc 2017

Easy drinking Cab-slight tannin, leather and dark fruit. Mellow. Dry. — 14 hours ago