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The Syrah adds bright berry flavors with loads of blueberry, blackberry and a touch of spice. Our Alexander Valley Me...Read more...
Tobacco, earth, smoke, dried flowers and plum on the nose. Really fresh on entry with soft tannins and bright acidity supporting lightly smoky, ce... Read more
Bright ripe cherry aromas. Palate is deeper, with lots of blackberries and tar, black olive, fresh acidity, and a bit of alcohol on this. Might wan... Read more
A deep earthy nose, with iron, leather and dark prune fruits. Restrained at first for a merlot, with deeper, darker fruit than common. Quickly blow... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon School House Reserve
Tobacco, earth, smoke, dried flowers and plum on the nose. Really fresh on entry with soft tannins and bright acidity supporting lightly smoky, cedar edged red plum and pomegranate fruits with note of shaved bittersweet chocolate, coffee and candied raspberries adding nice top notes. The tannins turn a touch drying and aggressive with time, though they can easily be tamed with some time in bottle or decanter. The finish is long and caressing with a layered feel and lovely, fresh fruit tones. This has compelling freshness and a lightness across the palate that makes it very appealing. 90pts
Bright ripe cherry aromas. Palate is deeper, with lots of blackberries and tar, black olive, fresh acidity, and a bit of alcohol on this. Might want to let it sit for a minute to soften up, or open in a year or so.
A deep earthy nose, with iron, leather and dark prune fruits. Restrained at first for a merlot, with deeper, darker fruit than common. Quickly blows up to be a fruity wine with plums and blueberry on the finish. Its meaty, and earthy throughout and quite tannic too.
Cooked meats on the nose, slightly gamey. Big smoldering black cherries in the mouth, but the finish is a little quick. Really like it.
Wetzel Family Estate Merlot, with black plum skin hue, aromas of black stone fruits, fruitcake and spice; flavor notes of plums, black cherries, nutmeg and sweet berries; balanced and very serviceable.
A pretty straightforward gewurztraminer, all the typical notes on the nose, a little spice in the palate but lighter than i like.
Lots of tannins for a merlot - I really thought it was a cab based blend, however, learned that it was 100% merlot. After the shock of the tannins I could taste a lot of spice, blueberries and plums - typical merlot fare. But then the finish threw me again, in that it was meaty, and had so much structure. A merlot for cab lovers.
Beautiful! I love being introduced to a small vineyard that produces a gem like this. Blackberries on the nose, warm and a little spicy on the palate. I can't wait to have this again...and again...and again.
External Reviews for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon School House Reserve
This is a wine destined for greatness. The 2005 is a rich, juicy Cab with an expressive nose of cassis and spice, and flavors of black cherry and cocoa along with an undercurrent of eucalyptus and mint. The wine is already displaying a lot of concentration and depth, indicating it should keep getting better and better.
Very nice, a ripe Cab with real elegance. Shows currant and oak flavors wrapped in firm but negotiable tannins, and is fully dry. Finishes with a scour of espresso acidity that cleans the palate.
Cedar, black currant, dried herb and vanilla flavors have good depth and firm tannins that persist through the finish. Drink now through 2006.
Herbal, with concentrated flavors of red currant, earth and coffee grounds. Drink now through 2003.
Wine Tasting NotesThis bright flavorful wine was produced from eight individual blocks of Chardonnay. Stainless Steel and barrel fermentation with multiple yeast strains, French oak barrel aging on the yeast lees, and partial secondary or malolactic fermentation all combine to present a flavorful and complex wine. Aromas of mandarin orange, pineapple and a hint of lemon combine with rich apple and pear flavors. The wine finishes with great flavor and length.
Wine Tasting NotesExplosive aromas of rose petals, ginger, grapefruit, litchi nuts and nutmeg. Fresh floral, brown spice and citrus flavors unfold on the palate, extending through a lasting, crisp finish. The wine has a trace of residual sugar and slight effervescence.
The Syrah adds bright berry flavors with loads of blueberry, blackberry and a touch of spice. Our Alexander Valley Merlot is big and powerful, so I select our softer lots with lots of blackberry, currant & cassis for Two Barrel. This wine is like drinking summer in a glass - up front you get bright berry flavors from the combination of Sryah and Merlot. Then there is a long finish that is typical of Alexander Valley Merlot.
Notes: Aged for 10 months in neutral French oak
|Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter|
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