Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8646 ratings
8.528 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Renato Hoyle

Black currant, chocolate, vanilla, oak, prune

Black currant, chocolate, vanilla, oak, prune

3 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
Miranda Morris

My bf and I had a bottle at our favorite restaurant, and it was delicious. Slightly sweet, and very rich. Since then, we have bought 6 different bottles at different venues, and the wine was bad. The cork had crystallization on it. I tried writing the vineyard, but no response. I wouldn't take a chance of buying this wine, too expensive for bitter, spoiled wine!

My bf and I had a bottle at our favorite restaurant, and it was delicious. Slightly sweet, and very rich. Since then, we have bought 6 different bottles at different venues, and the wine was bad. The cork had crystallization on it. I tried writing the vineyard, but no response. I wouldn't take a chance of buying this wine, too expensive for bitter, spoiled wine!

2 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Joe Paradise

Easy on the wallet and readily available. Rich gobs of dense black fruit, mocha, and blackberry leaf. Not bad for the price point.

Easy on the wallet and readily available. Rich gobs of dense black fruit, mocha, and blackberry leaf. Not bad for the price point.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2017
Caitlyn Sunderman

Nice smooth taste. Not too strong.

Nice smooth taste. Not too strong.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
"Odedi"

Another great wine to welcome the weekend with...

Dark ruby in color with high intensity and a purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, strong bell pepper, oak, vanilla, metals, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, (strong) Cherries, flat Cola, Wood, vanilla, licorice, coffee, and black pepper.

Long finish with smooth tannins and some more Cola...

Great wine. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with a big juicy steak. Still young, though, and needs a few years to hang out in the bottle to get the green vegetables aroma out...
Will be gorgeous in five years.

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

Another great wine to welcome the weekend with...

Dark ruby in color with high intensity and a purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, strong bell pepper, oak, vanilla, metals, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, (strong) Cherries, flat Cola, Wood, vanilla, licorice, coffee, and black pepper.

Long finish with smooth tannins and some more Cola...

Great wine. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with a big juicy steak. Still young, though, and needs a few years to hang out in the bottle to get the green vegetables aroma out...
Will be gorgeous in five years.

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2016
Elizabeth Schneider

This was the 2013. It had out of balance, sweet oak to start but it was bearable. 2 nights later and I can't choke it down. Bad lot or bad vintage. This is usually a good value wine. Not so much here.

This was the 2013. It had out of balance, sweet oak to start but it was bearable. 2 nights later and I can't choke it down. Bad lot or bad vintage. This is usually a good value wine. Not so much here.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2015
Jesse Smith

not what we were looking for but still tasty-

not what we were looking for but still tasty-

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2013
Dylan Peters

Sommelier Chai Consulting, Saison

8.3

Blind #2

Blind #2

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2013
Elizabeth Rice

Perfect Monday night steak wine. High Sonoma acidity which took me three sips to conquer with fresh red fruits and elegant tannins. We only wanted to drink a glass with dinner but ended up finishing the whole bottle because it was so pleasant. Not over extracted or too thin, a perfect medium texture that most should enjoy.

Perfect Monday night steak wine. High Sonoma acidity which took me three sips to conquer with fresh red fruits and elegant tannins. We only wanted to drink a glass with dinner but ended up finishing the whole bottle because it was so pleasant. Not over extracted or too thin, a perfect medium texture that most should enjoy.

Mar 7th, 2017
Heather Lane

Wow! Shocked it still had some structure!

Wow! Shocked it still had some structure!

Jun 12th, 2015