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Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

As has become tradition, Winemaker Ed Killian keeps each varietal and vineyard lot separate from harvest to barrel to final blend, enabling him to develop a wine that reflects its origin. Once the fruit was picked at full maturity, the fruit was fermented for 10 to 14 days for complete extraction of the dark color and rich flavors. Ed gently pressed each lot, and then racked and aged the wine in oak barrels for 19 months before blending and bottling. The 2006 vintage uses approximately 75 percent American oak together with French and Hungarian oak for added complexity. Ed keeps a close watch on each lot throughout the aging process to help determine which wines will make up the final blend.

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Chateau Souverain:
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.

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Snooth User: rmcunningham
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4.50 5
06/26/2011

Bold red wine, very good at this price.


Snooth User: jbechert
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2.50 5
04/23/2011

This is a dry, fairly smooth cab with some tannins but rather bland (2006). 86 pts

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Snooth User: Omar Lizardo
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3.50 5
07/20/2011

Three and a half glasses



As has become tradition, Winemaker Ed Killian keeps each varietal and vineyard lot separate from harvest to barrel to final blend, enabling him to develop a wine that reflects its origin. Once the fruit was picked at full maturity, the fruit was fermented for 10 to 14 days for complete extraction of the dark color and rich flavors. Ed gently pressed each lot, and then racked and aged the wine in oak barrels for 19 months before blending and bottling. The 2006 vintage uses approximately 75 percent American oak together with French and Hungarian oak for added complexity. Ed keeps a close watch on each lot throughout the aging process to help determine which wines will make up the final blend.

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