Alexander Valley Wine

Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County in California, is named for pioneer Cyrus Alexander. A Pennsylvanian, he chased the gold rush to California and was hired by San Diego landowner Captain Henry Delano Fitch to survey ranch prospects. In 1840, Fitch secured a land grant from the Mexican government for Alexander to manage the Rancho Sotoyome, in what was then still a Mexican frontier. Among other crops, Alexander planted the first vineyard. By 1875, after more settlers came to the valley, more than 230 acres were devoted to vineyards. 
 
But the crop that Alexander Valley was best known for up through the 1960s was prunes. However, because of their increasingly difficult cultivation and price competition, vineyards replaced most of the prunes. Alexander Valley gained AVA status in 1984. The cool climate region grows Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot for reds, and whites such as Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. ~Amanda Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in Alexander Valley under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Alexander Valley View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Alexander Valley View all

  • V-Twin Vineyards

    It's simple, really. We love wine and we love motorcycles. My wife & I were both born and rais...

  • Hauck Cellars

    Passionate about food and wine, we came to the wine business via our stomachs. During our travels...

  • Skipstone Ranch

    Skipstone is a private winegrowing estate located in the hills above Alexander Valley. Our 200 ac...

  • Iron Horse Vineyards

    Drive past the berry farms on Ross Station Road, past the point where you can’t imagine there’s a...

  • Wilson Fleming Estate Winery

    Trois Voyelles wines are from Alexander Valley's smallest winery, Wilson Fleming Estate. Edith W...

  • Scherrer Winery

    Since our small winery’s first vintage in 1991, our goal has been to create handcrafted, full-fla...

Page 1 of 335

Alexander Valley on Snooth

  • Murphy-Goode Minnesota Cuvee 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Crisp apple pie and crumb cake aromas with vanilla ice cream and a touch of peach. This is a dry wine but has some perceived sweetness from the white grape and peach flavors, slight autolytic yeastiness and oaky vanilla notes. A fun, fresh and fruity Chardonnay that is fairly simple but nice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Geyser Peak Blend Tectonic 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Dark black fruit aromas of black currant, blackberry, and cinnamon with some wooded aromas of cedar and forest floor. A strong blend of Cabernet and Petit Verdot, this wine has a fair bit of structure and good fruit flavors, with some savory notes of teriyaki and black olive, clove, cinnamon, black currant and a long finish with chocolate coffee... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Murphy-Goode Island Block Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Slightly hot aromas of dried apricot, honeysuckle and peach. More peach and citrus aromas, a hint of bay leaf and cut lemongrass, green apple, vanilla and a long finish of butter and tea leaf. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Elegant and mellow red fruit aromas of cassis and strawberry along with a floral note. This delicate and delicious Cabernet is soft and supple in the mouth, with balanced acidity and ripe blackberry fruit, gentle leather and cocoa notes mix with a bit of black cherry and coffee. For lovers of a gentler, silky style of Cabernet which is perfectly... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Special treat tonight - a very nice 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Moone Tsai ... that is comparable to the Alexander Valley Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon.  I still think the Napa Valley Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon is better though.  Lots of fruit up front but structured tanins.  It has a significant kick with an alcohol level of 15.1% so be p... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Czarina, would also love to hear your impressions of that Alexander Valley cab! I've always had a warm spot in my heart for the cabs from there.  I hope to do a tasting of their Alexander Valley vs their Napa, would like to hear from anyone who has already done that. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I had filet of beef and paired it beautifully with '95 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Prevail West Face 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Super smooth Read More

    Wine review by Mahee Ferlini


  • Picket Fence Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Black currents and berries. Smooth taste with soft tannins Read More

    Wine review by cerbland


  • Funny thing about these lava lamps - they were just for me to view since this ... the Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley Vineyards and the 'unknown location' Barbera that had minimal information on it's label.  None of the wines tasted cheap or corked, so I was happy about that.  For the next wine tasting party, I might specify a current... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • How to buy wines from Alexander Valley in Sao Paulo,Brazil?

    Comment by 108204marcos geovanini 108204 marcos geovanini


  • 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend coming up this March 6-7. Over 100 wineries throughout Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys will be sampling wines from their barrels with futures available for sale at significant discounts. Food, wine and fun, what more could you ask for in a weekend? http://www.wineroad.com/annualevents/3

    Comment by 80553h2w4 80553 h2w4


  • 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend coming up this March 6-7. Over 100 wineries throughout Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys will be sampling wines from their barrels with futures available for sale at significant discounts. Food, wine and fun, what more could you ask for in a weekend? http://www.wineroad.com/annualevents/3

    Comment by 80553h2w4 80553 h2w4


  • Alexander Valley is a gorgeous appelation filled with rolling hills covered with vineyards. The wines are luscious especially the Cabs, Zins and Merlots, though the Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs are wonderful, too. Since the nearest town is Healdsburg, you can read my comments in the Dry Creek Valley section about Healdsburg.. Simi Winery, Se...

    Comment by 366897Da Wine Dog 366897 Da Wine Dog


  • 11th Annual Wine and Food Affair Nov 7th and 8th. Wineries in the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley will be featuring their wines paired with specific dishes. Over 50 wineries are participating and cookbooks with recipes from each winery are included.

    Comment by 80553h2w4 80553 h2w4


  • Alexander Valley Open House this weekend; $10 gets you a wine glass and food and wine at 7 wineries in the Alexander Valley. They include Alexander Valley Vineyards, Hanna, Fieldstone, Johnson's Alexander Valley, Hawkes, White Oak and Sausal winery. If you visit all of the wineries you are entered into a drawing to win a basket of mixed wines ...

    Comment by 80553h2w4 80553 h2w4


  • NIce site. Would love to learn more about Rodney Strong vintages

    Comment by 194167winelovingbob 194167 winelovingbob


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 80553h2w4 80553 h2w4


1 2 3 4 5  ...  335 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

  • $30.99
    23%off
    Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen Vineyard
    Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen Vineyard 2010
  • $21.99
    20%off
    Newton Chardonnay Red Label United States California Napa County Napa Valley White
    Newton Chardonnay Red Label United States California Napa County Napa Valley White 2008
See More Deals »

Alexander Valley Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Alexander Valley wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network