Robert Young Estate Winery

Scion Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.263 ratings
9.25 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
Kit O'Leary

Excellent! Minimal tannins and maximum flavor!

Excellent! Minimal tannins and maximum flavor!

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Ben Doren

Rockin!

Rockin!

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2014
Matt Duncan

Pine, cedar nose. Strawberry attack with briny finish. Low intensity with lingering spice.

Pine, cedar nose. Strawberry attack with briny finish. Low intensity with lingering spice.

Jul 27th, 2016
Sherri Housman

One of my favorite Cabernets from Alexander Vly. Blackberries, plums, creamy vanilla w/ a zesty spice finish

One of my favorite Cabernets from Alexander Vly. Blackberries, plums, creamy vanilla w/ a zesty spice finish

Jan 5th, 2014
Tara reavey

2019-tasting in alexander valley. Smooth cab good for sipping and eating.

2019-tasting in alexander valley. Smooth cab good for sipping and eating.

Aug 9th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Drink by date here on CT ends at 2013.....that's cute. This wine was probably approaching optimal drinking at that time. This wine is showing the slightest hint of age, and it's on the front. The nose of this wine is very youthful. Black cherry and mint and a hint of fig and has quite a bit of sweeter and youthful 'Jolly Rancher' kind of character. On the palate is black cherry and herb on the front with saddle leather. Middle gains a dried tobacco and wildflowers. Finishes more to the medium bodied side. Really neat. Would have guessed this was an 08.

Drink by date here on CT ends at 2013.....that's cute. This wine was probably approaching optimal drinking at that time. This wine is showing the slightest hint of age, and it's on the front. The nose of this wine is very youthful. Black cherry and mint and a hint of fig and has quite a bit of sweeter and youthful 'Jolly Rancher' kind of character. On the palate is black cherry and herb on the front with saddle leather. Middle gains a dried tobacco and wildflowers. Finishes more to the medium bodied side. Really neat. Would have guessed this was an 08.

Jun 1st, 2019
Mark Flesher

In a really good spot right now. Drinking with a lot of black cherry and cola on the nose and palate. Goes kind of brambly and noticeably darker in the middle. The finish is remarkably tannic. Stiff, lots of new oak. This wine has a long life ahead of it. The 06 when tried over a year ago was really just starting to integrate. I have zero willpower to keep these as long as they need to be kept, but they are certainly good young and will show well for a while.

In a really good spot right now. Drinking with a lot of black cherry and cola on the nose and palate. Goes kind of brambly and noticeably darker in the middle. The finish is remarkably tannic. Stiff, lots of new oak. This wine has a long life ahead of it. The 06 when tried over a year ago was really just starting to integrate. I have zero willpower to keep these as long as they need to be kept, but they are certainly good young and will show well for a while.

Jan 29th, 2019
Brent Lopes

Great wine from a great grower and producer. Buy it by the case. Cellar it for 5+ years.

Great wine from a great grower and producer. Buy it by the case. Cellar it for 5+ years.

Aug 24th, 2018
Bob Boyle

Nose somewhat muted, body full but may need mor time to evolve

Nose somewhat muted, body full but may need mor time to evolve

Mar 12th, 2018
Bob Benson

Dark fruit, acidity at end. Definitely improves after airing. Great with smoky and soft cheese.
2012

Dark fruit, acidity at end. Definitely improves after airing. Great with smoky and soft cheese.
2012

Dec 23rd, 2017