Alexander Valley Vineyards

Robert Young Estate Winery

Barrel Select Chardonnay 2015

The last time I had one of these, I know it wasn't my first or second bottle. So, didn't rate. This time, it is my first (and only). RYEW doesn't let anyone down when it comes to their chards. Even the "entry level" chard doesn't disappoint. This wine is packed full of peach, mango, melon, sharp minerality in the middle to the finish, acidity on the finish with some stone ground notes. Starts rather rounded and finishes with a little more minerality. Very nice wine, and really needs about 1-2 years in bottle. — 3 days ago

Shay, David and 8 others liked this


ST Stone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Amazing stuff. New-world fruit and old-world restraint and earth. — 10 days ago

Dan, Jon and 1 other liked this

Commandaria Alexander

Alexander White Blend 2011

Чернослив, орехи, олифа и дуб. Вкус полный, десертно, чуть многовато дуба и горчит финиш. Прошлый год вроде был поприятнее. И не очень понятно, отчего такой высокий результат на cyprus wine competition 2018.

This is Ayia Mavri Commandaria 2011.
— a day ago

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Selection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

#3 wine in cab flight and a real surprise to me as this was crowned WOTN. 11 of 24 in a secret ballot picked this one over 12 other entries. It wasn’t my favorite but it was damn good. In a nice drinking window, well integrated tannins and a layered, full finish. Flight winner and WOTN! — 2 days ago

TheSkip, Shay and 15 others liked this
Jason Oliver

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Fun flight

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. — 20 days ago

Phil, Sharon and 18 others liked this
Shawn R

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Interesting as most 14’s are approachable
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

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

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. — 23 days ago

Shay, Eric and 4 others liked this

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

Serge, Mark and 9 others liked this


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. — 13 days ago

Stanley, Shay and 15 others liked this


Red Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Gobs and gobs of fruit, not usually my thing thing. Makes it hard to tell it’s Cabernet. But it’s well made and at a good price point. $33. — 2 days ago


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. — 8 days ago