Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8845 ratings
8.645 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby color with dark berry fruit aromas and oaky notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry with cherry flavors, oak, pepper and some hints of smoky vanilla spice. Ok mouthfeel, good balance, fine firm tannins, medium finish ending with soft oak. Drink now, no aging benefit!

Deep Ruby color with dark berry fruit aromas and oaky notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry with cherry flavors, oak, pepper and some hints of smoky vanilla spice. Ok mouthfeel, good balance, fine firm tannins, medium finish ending with soft oak. Drink now, no aging benefit!

Oct 16th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. Aromas of dark berry fruits with sweet spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with cacao and light pepper spice. Fine tannins good drinking now, ok balance with medium finish.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. Aromas of dark berry fruits with sweet spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with cacao and light pepper spice. Fine tannins good drinking now, ok balance with medium finish.

Nov 11th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

18 year old cab always exciting to try. Unfortunately this bottle was past its prime. However, the real lesson here is that I shouldn’t buy aged cabs that I know nothing about. Without a recent vintage as a reference it is hard to say whether this wine is past its prime or just underwhelming to begin with.

18 year old cab always exciting to try. Unfortunately this bottle was past its prime. However, the real lesson here is that I shouldn’t buy aged cabs that I know nothing about. Without a recent vintage as a reference it is hard to say whether this wine is past its prime or just underwhelming to begin with.

Oct 7th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Ripe soft tannins and good fruit and oak balance

Ripe soft tannins and good fruit and oak balance

Sep 21st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Young as all get out but not too bad. Lots of red, ruby, dark cassis, touch of spice, loads of baking spices, caramel, loamy soils, violets and dry red florals. Finishes decent for such a young wine. @ Centurion Lounge SFO

Young as all get out but not too bad. Lots of red, ruby, dark cassis, touch of spice, loads of baking spices, caramel, loamy soils, violets and dry red florals. Finishes decent for such a young wine. @ Centurion Lounge SFO

Aug 10th, 2017
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 Weinberger

For a bottle you can reliably find at the grocery store, pretty decent. It is certainly made in a a style that I don’t drink much of, but it is well made for the price.

For a bottle you can reliably find at the grocery store, pretty decent. It is certainly made in a a style that I don’t drink much of, but it is well made for the price.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Martha's Vineyard tasting with RI Think Tank.

Martha's Vineyard tasting with RI Think Tank.

May 28th, 2017
Heather Lane

Wow! Shocked it still had some structure!

Wow! Shocked it still had some structure!

Jun 12th, 2015
Eric Johnson

Still kickin.

Still kickin.

Jun 8th, 2015