Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Adding my notes from an International Cabernet tasting from May 2017. A rich plush wine in the Californian style although this is from the Alexander Valley (Sonoma) 98% Cabernet Sauvignon. A lot going on on the palate with Gravel Plum and Mocha. Oak notes coming through on the palate United Cellars who conducted this tasting also showed in southern capital cities and this was the consensus winner in Melbourne and Adelaide we were told. — a year ago

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Robert Young Estate Winery

Bob's Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Posted a 12 and 14 burn pile and the 13 told me it was jealous. This is the most consistent and the best red wine RYEW makes. Thick and dense. Limestone, licorice, black fruit, and a ton of it. Finishes with a ton of length. — 19 days ago

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Calais glasses?
Mark Flesher

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@Shay A indeed!! They are the go-to here in the house!

Limerick Lane

1023 Russian River Valley Zinfandel Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Mostly zin and syrah with a drop of grenache. Fresh berry fruit. Silky, sophisticated, leather, pepper, acid. All these limerick lanes let the fruit show with the neutral oak aging but this fruit is very balanced with the other factors. Definitely my favorite wine from them year to year. 94+ — 19 hours ago

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Robert Young Estate Winery

Big Rock Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

LOCKED. UP. Tasted three 14 Cabs over 3 nights: 1 from Montagu, 1 from William Harrison and this one. Out of all 3, this one is the most tannic. The most restricted. And the one with perhaps the most potential. Opened with a great red berry nose, herbal. Middle is black cherry, olive, medium to full bodied. After 2 hours, showing more in the front. Will be more integrated in 2020. — 16 days ago

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Interesting as most 14’s are approachable
Mark Flesher

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About 2 hours after writing this note, it finally started coming around. These wines historically very locked up but I thought this one might have been ready to go. I think the rest of the bottles need to age one year

Preface

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

From a 375mL. Popped and poured. Preface was, allegedly, a re-label of some project that Philippe Melka was/is involved with. This was my last bottle from an original purchase of seven. Much more complex at this stage in its development. Fascinating nose of cassis, plums, pipe tobacco, chunky beef stew, leather, spices, and alfalfa. On the palate, it’s rich with dark berries, espresso and spices. Tannins are fine and mostly integrated at this point. Long finish. Probably drinking at peak pleasure right now but has plenty of staying power. — 15 days ago

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Rodney Strong

Symmetry Meritage Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

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Hurricane wine #2 last night — 6 days ago

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Hope all is well with you!!!
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Thank you @TheSkip
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Thoughts are with you and your family 🙏

Turley

Whitney Tennessee Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2015

Great wine in the turley line-up. cherry, raspberry, boysenberry thrown in with some pepper and herb. Good acidity. Not big tannins. — 9 days ago

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Scherrer Winery

Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This was my second bottle of the 2012 and it continues to impress. It shows a little more fruit than in the early and mid-2000 vintages, while still coming across as balanced and elegant is style. This is right in line with my palate and is my favorite vintage of this wine to date. — 18 days ago

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Kamen Estate Wines

Estate Grown Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ready to kick ass and take names. This wine is brilliant. Nose of blackberry, chocolate, iodine, flint. Full bodied palate of youthful and thick black fruit, espresso bean, almond, hint of licorice, hint of mint. Finishes with a slightly tame acidity, black pepper and still fairly youthful tannin. This wine doesn't seem like it has aged much at all. For a 2012, does not taste anywhere close to 6 years post vintage. Moon mountain fruit is hard to beat when done well. This wine is a 'must have' in your cellar. Went really well with turkey dumpling soup! — 8 days ago

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Dawn Emory

@Mark Flesher Seriously sounds delicious!...Want some!..Cheers!

Simi

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I’ve loved this wine for years. My first vintage was in the early 80s, and it has been reliably good since then. Great with grilled lamb. — 4 days ago