Alexander Valley Cab 2008

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2008 was one of the smallest harvests in recent memory, with very concentrated fruit. This is a dark Zin with heady a...

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Great Zin. Fruit forward with a big Jammy taste and so smooth. Went great with some bison / bacon burgers. Read more

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An exceptional rosé, very flavorful! A somewhat herbal nose of strawberry and fresh, sweet cherry. Tastes of cherry and cranberry. Dark salmon i... Read more

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Snooth User: winehound69
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4.00 5
04/24/2011

Great Zin. Fruit forward with a big Jammy taste and so smooth. Went great with some bison / bacon burgers.

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  • Snooth User: solargecko
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    0.00 5
    07/02/2010

    As heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">"Cellar Notes"</a> on WYPR.


    Snooth User: Nicole Ramsey
    31092151
    2.50 5
    10/29/2011

    An exceptional rosé, very flavorful! A somewhat herbal nose of strawberry and fresh, sweet cherry. Tastes of cherry and cranberry. Dark salmon in color. Dry, but not mineral. Slightly sweet, but truly dry, not remotely syrupy or thick in the mouth. It's got a slightly spicy quick bite to it, short finish. Fabulous for fall casual dinners, and a great price (around 13).

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  • Snooth User: drewjohn
    64076579
    4.00 5
    01/15/2011

    Actually a blend of mostly cab with small amounts of Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot this is an outstanding cab for the money. One that drinks like a fine bordeaux. Spice, leather, currant layered with hints of smoke and vanillin. Medium/full bodied with balanced fruit/acid/tannins. Medium finish. Drinks like a cab costing much more. Good now or hold.


    Snooth User: shawniup
    72976112
    3.50 5
    01/14/2011

    I have had this wine 3 different times, and once it was one of my top ten, but the other two times is was eeehh. Not sure if decanting played a part in it...?


    Snooth User: shawniup
    72976112
    4.00 5
    01/14/2011

    I believe this is better then the cab of the same year and brand, which is crazy because I usually like cab more. This brand carries more of my liking though


    External Reviews for Alexander Valley Cab

    07/05/2011

    "Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Although showing a reasonable sense of ripe red cherries to start and a bit of the tactile plumpness for which Merlot is known


    11/13/2010

    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Although showing a reasonable sense of ripe red cherries to start and a bit of the tactile plumpness for which Merlot is known, this frontal offering puts its best foot first and does not really follow through on the palate. It is clean, but it wants for substance and length, and its brief, slightly dry finish comes up short on fruit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


    External Review
    04/05/2014

    The 2008 edition was the product of one of the smallest harvests in recent memory. While we had less fruit to work with, what we got was very concentrated. One issue with Zinfandel is that the varietal is prone to raisining, which can lead to a ripe, alcoholic wine. By picking the fruit early in 2008, we were fortunate to dodge a heat wave in September and thus avoid that problem. The result is a dark Zin with heady aromas of black cherry, eucalyptus, cocoa and mint and flavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla and black pepper. A bit of Syrah in the blend adds roundness and length to the wine. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


    External Review
    07/13/2010

    Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin Zinfandel 2008 and all other premium wine from Alexander Valley Vineyards available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


    External Review
    10/21/2010

    The 2008 edition was the product of one of the smallest harvests in recent memory. While we had less fruit to work with, what we got was very concentrated. One issue with Zinfandel is that the varietal is prone to raisining, which can lead to a ripe, alcoholic wine. By picking the fruit early in 2008, we were fortunate to dodge a heat wave in September and thus avoid that problem. The result is a dark Zin with heady aromas of black cherry, eucalyptus, cocoa and mint and flavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla and black pepper. A bit of Syrah in the blend adds roundness and length to the wine. - Winery


    External Review
    05/20/2011

    Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin Alexander Valley 2008 750ML


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    "The 2008 shows an enticing nose of black cherry and cassis and hints of eucalpytus and cocoa. In the glass


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    France | Bordeaux | Call For Bottle Pricing | Available 2-5 Days

    Tasting Notes:

    2008 was one of the smallest harvests in recent memory, with very concentrated fruit. This is a dark Zin with heady aromas of jammy fruit, black pepper and flavors of raspberry, black cherry, plum, vanilla and black pepper. A bit of Syrah in the blend adds roundness and length to the wine.

    France | Bordeaux | Call For Bottle Pricing | Available 2-5 Days

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    Notes: 10 months American and Hungarian oak, 20% new

    Chemical Analysis:

    Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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