Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Aperture

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Deep and dark purplish red. Layered nose with milk chocolate, plums, spice box and dark minerality. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Lush mouthfeel and dark flavors on the palate with notes of blackberries, cassis, graphite, dark chocolate and minerality. Long finish. Drink till 2032. (91+) — 10 days ago

India Okoh
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Aperture

Soil Specific Sauvignon Blanc 2017

His whites are exceptional. Not a big fan of the Reds. — 2 days ago

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Geyser Peak Winery

Bin 7 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Back when Geyser Peak was still making wines of distinction, this is a tremendously enjoyable effort. Lots of delicious secondary character now. Tobacco, leather, mushrooms, cassis, earth...almost Bordeaux-like...almost. Tannins are well integrated. This still has good energy about it...wishing I had a lot more of this. — 21 days ago

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Lancaster Estate

Estate Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

A thrown in after the Rhône’s, I thought this was firing strong. Silky concentrated blue fruit, smooth long focused finish. It didn’t compare to the Rostaing or Vogue Cornas but it showed better than a solid lineup of Rhône’s. Perhaps why....although Burgundy is stealing my heart....Cabernet still pleases my loins. — 9 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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Gotta please them loins.
Bill Bender

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I never let the lions near my loins @H.B Treadway @Ryan Vento that’s just accepted best practice where big cats 🦁 and the nether regions are concerned
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@Bill Bender Great producer there 🍷👌

Russian River Vineyards

RRV Limited Carignane 2016

First Carignan and it was wonderful. Struggled to explain this - definite berries with strawberry standing out. Put tannins at medium to medium low. Paired with home made pizza and proved decent pairing. Would also add that there is a lushness to the mouth feel which made this very enjoyable. — 5 days ago

Robert Young Estate Winery

Scion Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Drink by date here on CT ends at 2013.....that's cute. This wine was probably approaching optimal drinking at that time. This wine is showing the slightest hint of age, and it's on the front. The nose of this wine is very youthful. Black cherry and mint and a hint of fig and has quite a bit of sweeter and youthful 'Jolly Rancher' kind of character. On the palate is black cherry and herb on the front with saddle leather. Middle gains a dried tobacco and wildflowers. Finishes more to the medium bodied side. Really neat. Would have guessed this was an 08. — 24 days ago

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This reminded me of an aged Silver Oak. There was hardly any sort of bricking...looked like it was maybe 7yrs old. Aromatics smelled of American oak (my understanding is that this was likely all French oak) showing coconut/dill and a distinct mint note I always pick up with American oak. Integrated tannin and acidity with killer structure. Very smooth. Dusty, red and black fruit dominant, dark chocolate. Complex fruit and herbal nuances. Can’t believe this is approaching 20yrs old. Top shelf Alexander valley expression!
9.3

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Vegetal and medicinal with rose petals, lavender, dill, leather, clove, sweet pipe tobacco, menthol, and Christmas spices. This has aged nicely. — 10 days ago

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Cloisonne

Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Lemon curd and white flower on the nose. Yummy flavors of pineapple and lemon rind. Hello summer🌞🌸 — 8 days ago

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Kirk F
9.1

Bottle #9 of the night. I think it was drinking nicely! — 11 days ago

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Judge Palmer

Entre Deux Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Citrus, lemon, grapefruit — 5 days ago

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Cheers! Like the label!🥂