Popped and poured. Drank in a large line-up of wines so no formal notes. What I can say with certainty is that this is a strong follow-up to the 2017 vintage which was an absolute fire-cracker and one of the best Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends I've had from the New World. The 2018 seems to have slightly more subdued fruit but the same racy acidity and minerality which is what make the Alder Grove SB's so exciting anyway. A wine to drink now although they won't go bad anytime soon. I intent to grab more. — 9 days ago
W 26. Almost perfect balance of caramel apple, butter and acidity. Really shines the first night more rich and austere the second night. — 3 days ago
Popped and poured. Drank in a large line up of great wines so no formal notes but this was really good. The 2014 is more red fruited than usual and carries a light touch of Brettanomyces which is somewhat more typical in their Zinfandel. If memory serves me correctly, this vintage was delicious and easy to drink on release. That being said, I am happy to report that it's aging gracefully. I have one remaining bottle that I am in no particular rush to drink. — 9 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light alcohol and pencil lead.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.
Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Showing nice balance and mouthfeel, with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes), and shows the complexity and structure.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.
I paired it with a cheese plate and pizza.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 6 days ago
awesome Zin. Well balanced. Great nose and finish. hard to stop after first pour. one more bottle in cellar. wait it out and come back to it. looks to be one to experience again. — 8 days ago
Covid19 special wine for dining in. This well-made 2005 has evolved perfectly... balanced tannins and oak, cassis, still plenty of fruit. Depending on how prefer your Cabernet, could use 2-4 year more in bottle for further tertiary flavor development. — 19 days ago