Alexander Valley Vineyards 2008
The wine's characteristics are typical to our Estate fruit with aromas and flavors of dark stone fruit, black licorice and earth. Further aeration reveals layers of blackberry, herbs, cedar and tobacco. On the mouth the wine is complex and full-bodied with ripe, balanced tannins, a juicy middle and long smooth finish. The low pH and tannin structure will support several years of aging. Cheers! Miro Tcholakov
Great Zin. Fruit forward with a big Jammy taste and so smooth. Went great with some bison / bacon burgers.
As heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">"Cellar Notes"</a> on WYPR.
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).
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.
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...?
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 Vineyards
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.
"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
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"The 2008 shows an enticing nose of black cherry and cassis and hints of eucalpytus and cocoa. In the glass
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
Food Pairings for Alexander Valley Vineyards
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.
Notes: 10 months American and Hungarian oak, 20% new
|Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter|
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