Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Alexander Valley's climate mixes coastal and inland elements. Vineyards warmed by daytime temperatures in the 80s and low 90s rapidly cool as evening approaches. Low pressure created by inland heating draws strong marine breezes north into the region in the late afternoon. At night, fog from the Pacific Ocean flows up the Russian River channel and lingers into the morning, keeping many vineyards cool and shaded until nearly mid-day. Grapes have the luxury to ripen slowly, developing higher acidity, a lower pH, good color and mature varietal fruit characteristics.
At Souverain, our goal is to make authentic wines that are the best expression of each varietal and Alexander Valley. We believe our consumers deserve to drink great wine every night, so our wines are exceptional & attainable. Our love affair with producing wines has stretched back over 60 years and during that time our award winning wines have received numerous accolades and praise from the wine press.
Very dry cabernet. Blackberries shine through on the nose. Likewise, blackberry dominates the palate with a few earthy and cocoa undertones. Medium finish with balanced alcohol providing some lingering heat. Strong tannins and lack of complexity drive this down to 2.0-2.5 stars.
External Reviews for Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich aromatics of roasted coffee, black and red fruit on the nose lead to flavors of black cherry, black plum and blackberry on the palate. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon creates dark, brooding yet structured tannins along with subtle layers of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and baking spices. This balanced wine offers a well-structured mouthfeel that contributes to a long, toasty oak finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful introduction to Alexander Valley.