The Calling Wines

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.920 ratings
8.52 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

A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 16% Malbec & 6% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits with sweet notes and some spice. On the palate plum and blackberry flavors, vanilla spice, cacao and black pepper. Fine grainy tannins, ok balance with acidity, medium finish ending with oak tones, a bit tight. Not sure how this will cellar, but drinkable now. Tasting Sample.

A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 16% Malbec & 6% Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits with sweet notes and some spice. On the palate plum and blackberry flavors, vanilla spice, cacao and black pepper. Fine grainy tannins, ok balance with acidity, medium finish ending with oak tones, a bit tight. Not sure how this will cellar, but drinkable now. Tasting Sample.

Jan 9th, 2020
Jay Kline

This is firmly in the good, not great category. Lots of red and blue fruits and a bit of vanilla and that part is pleasant enough...but it comes across a touch industrialized. Medium tannins. Decent acid. Their Dutton Chardonnay and Pinot are better values IMO.

This is firmly in the good, not great category. Lots of red and blue fruits and a bit of vanilla and that part is pleasant enough...but it comes across a touch industrialized. Medium tannins. Decent acid. Their Dutton Chardonnay and Pinot are better values IMO.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2018
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

The Calling from Alexander Valley. Cherry pie bouquet. The initial thought on the palate is black cherry , maybe because it was described on the back of the bottle. Then blackberry comes to mind, and a sweet passion fruit hint on the back end. This is a perfect sweet to a dry wine. Then comes the chocolate and ripe fig. Now as this dissipates the Earthy ending, moderately dry finish takes over. And yes, the aroma of sweet pipe tobacco lingers in the nose from the aromas escaping the palate. This is a great wine. I highly recommend it. Cheers!

The Calling from Alexander Valley. Cherry pie bouquet. The initial thought on the palate is black cherry , maybe because it was described on the back of the bottle. Then blackberry comes to mind, and a sweet passion fruit hint on the back end. This is a perfect sweet to a dry wine. Then comes the chocolate and ripe fig. Now as this dissipates the Earthy ending, moderately dry finish takes over. And yes, the aroma of sweet pipe tobacco lingers in the nose from the aromas escaping the palate. This is a great wine. I highly recommend it. Cheers!

Apr 22nd, 2019
Anne Carman

Soft crushed berries in the nose. Lighter berries like gooseberry rather than raspberry or blueberry. Enveloping coffee or cocoa bean adds subtle dark tones. Soft medium finish.

Soft crushed berries in the nose. Lighter berries like gooseberry rather than raspberry or blueberry. Enveloping coffee or cocoa bean adds subtle dark tones. Soft medium finish.

Oct 20th, 2018
John Miller

Day 2 is very good. Not overly fruity like many Sonoma Cabs. Nice minerality to balance the black fruit.

Day 2 is very good. Not overly fruity like many Sonoma Cabs. Nice minerality to balance the black fruit.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Peter Newton

Classic American Pinot

Classic American Pinot

Aug 4th, 2018
Caleb Warren

On 7/6/18 at the Grand hotel. This is a wonderful wine. Deep red, crisp and fruity followed by a balance of oak.

On 7/6/18 at the Grand hotel. This is a wonderful wine. Deep red, crisp and fruity followed by a balance of oak.

Jul 7th, 2018
Lawrence Bernstein

Leans toward oak. Unremarkable otherwise.

Leans toward oak. Unremarkable otherwise.

Jun 11th, 2018
Joanna Pregon

Yummy!

Yummy!

Dec 19th, 2017
Stacey Campbell Black

I like

Apr 14th, 2018