Alexander Valley Vineyards

Wetzel Family Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8310 ratings
8.611 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Has 1% Viognier added which gives a smoothness. Ripe fresh fruit aromas with notes of floral, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of stone fruit and lemon citrus with a sweet creamy tone. Medium finish, good acidity ending with fruit and oaky mineral character. Nice value.

Has 1% Viognier added which gives a smoothness. Ripe fresh fruit aromas with notes of floral, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of stone fruit and lemon citrus with a sweet creamy tone. Medium finish, good acidity ending with fruit and oaky mineral character. Nice value.

Mar 4th, 2022
FabFreshandFly

This juicy red is the perfect Christmas wine to deck the halls with. Smooth and rich, this will definitely make your taste buds jingle.

This juicy red is the perfect Christmas wine to deck the halls with. Smooth and rich, this will definitely make your taste buds jingle.

Dec 25th, 2018
David Thibodeau

Enjoyed this quite a bit. Smooth tannins, oak, chocolate, and spice. Perfect while waiting in line for zeppoles.

Enjoyed this quite a bit. Smooth tannins, oak, chocolate, and spice. Perfect while waiting in line for zeppoles.

2 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2015
"Odedi"

Time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a great one from Alexander Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Great fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, smoke, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful cabernet from Sonoma County. Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

A good wine to pair with BBQ steak. I really liked the nose here. Will be better in a year or two.

To the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were also added small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$20.

Time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a great one from Alexander Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Great fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, smoke, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful cabernet from Sonoma County. Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

A good wine to pair with BBQ steak. I really liked the nose here. Will be better in a year or two.

To the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were also added small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$20.

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2018
Mike Steffel

Great value for quality of wine.

Great value for quality of wine.

Aug 27th, 2016
Anthony Lombardo

Nice Cab for the price.

Nice Cab for the price.

Nov 10th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

1985 from a friends dad's cellar. Perfect fill and 13.5% alc. way on the back side of the hill

1985 from a friends dad's cellar. Perfect fill and 13.5% alc. way on the back side of the hill

Jan 10th, 2015
Aaron Reed

Tasted like an ash try. Very heavy smoke aroma and taste.

Tasted like an ash try. Very heavy smoke aroma and taste.

Dec 13th, 2022
David Burke

Pretty good, but not amazing. Nice flavor but not a big cab.

Pretty good, but not amazing. Nice flavor but not a big cab.

Sep 27th, 2022
Denise Gasz

Good value

Good value

Nov 15th, 2021