The Calling Wines

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7102 ratings
8.63 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
Joe Gillies

Felt right to try this for the draft....soft...a pinot drinkers cab. Not much going on.

Felt right to try this for the draft....soft...a pinot drinkers cab. Not much going on.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2017
Matt Trader

Just to get the "bad news" out of the way, out of the whole line up of wines from 'The Calling' label, this wasn't my absolute favorite.
That being said, for a sub $40 cab, this bottle is delicious. From Alexander Valley, Sonoma, and drinking of typical character. Dark purple with a slightly blue hue to the rim, wafting ripe crushed blackberries and blueberries, a very subtle note of licorice, and vanilla. The pallet, rich in mouthfeel, delicately expressed tart blueberries, baking spice, pomegranate, and finished in a velvet, milk chocolate goodness. Although still quite an aproachable style, the acidity was medium plus, and the wine still quite young, so I would like to say that this bottle would drastically improve over the next 2-5 years.

Just to get the "bad news" out of the way, out of the whole line up of wines from 'The Calling' label, this wasn't my absolute favorite.
That being said, for a sub $40 cab, this bottle is delicious. From Alexander Valley, Sonoma, and drinking of typical character. Dark purple with a slightly blue hue to the rim, wafting ripe crushed blackberries and blueberries, a very subtle note of licorice, and vanilla. The pallet, rich in mouthfeel, delicately expressed tart blueberries, baking spice, pomegranate, and finished in a velvet, milk chocolate goodness. Although still quite an aproachable style, the acidity was medium plus, and the wine still quite young, so I would like to say that this bottle would drastically improve over the next 2-5 years.

Feb 5th, 2016
Janel Nilson

Soft, like a Pinot. Good but not with the price point. Many better wines at this price.

Soft, like a Pinot. Good but not with the price point. Many better wines at this price.

Sep 20th, 2017
Valerie Moss

I'm surprised other critics gave such a low rating. This was really not bad, I would serve this to guests for a starter wine along with savory or spicy appetizers.

I'm surprised other critics gave such a low rating. This was really not bad, I would serve this to guests for a starter wine along with savory or spicy appetizers.

May 16th, 2017
Brian Riley

Nice n smooth, it topped my expectations and paired great w/grilled ribeye

Nice n smooth, it topped my expectations and paired great w/grilled ribeye

May 14th, 2017
Yeis Eao

Sweet aroma of plums spiced with clove, leather, and chocolate. Surprisingly lightweight on the palate, with notes of dark fruits, cedar leaf, and lightly roasted coffee. There's a hint of stalkiness here but it's well-integrated with satiny tannins. Somehow restrained yet totally gulpable.

Sweet aroma of plums spiced with clove, leather, and chocolate. Surprisingly lightweight on the palate, with notes of dark fruits, cedar leaf, and lightly roasted coffee. There's a hint of stalkiness here but it's well-integrated with satiny tannins. Somehow restrained yet totally gulpable.

Apr 24th, 2017
Jeff S
9.0

Very good Cabernet from Alexander Valley. A lot of fruit and solid drinking!

Very good Cabernet from Alexander Valley. A lot of fruit and solid drinking!

Apr 12th, 2017
Bill Morgan

A nice nose with dark fruit aroma. Soft tannins with a delicate fruit flavor and a subtle finish

A nice nose with dark fruit aroma. Soft tannins with a delicate fruit flavor and a subtle finish

Apr 11th, 2017
Erika Speelman

Soft, elegant Alexander Valley can.

Soft, elegant Alexander Valley can.

Apr 9th, 2017
Jason Brater

Big fruit and some tannic finish. Classic Alex valley cab but lacked some depth and finish. Solid, just not great.

Big fruit and some tannic finish. Classic Alex valley cab but lacked some depth and finish. Solid, just not great.

Apr 5th, 2017