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Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 2016

Member Review by pboss:

Very dry cabernet. Blackberries shine through on the nose. Likewise, blackberry dominates the palate with a few earthy and cocoa undertones. Medium finish with balanced alcohol providing some lingering heat. Strong tannins and lack of complexity drive this down to 2.0-2.5 stars.

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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.

Member Reviews for Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

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Snooth User: pboss
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/09/2014

Very dry cabernet. Blackberries shine through on the nose. Likewise, blackberry dominates the palate with a few earthy and cocoa undertones. Medium finish with balanced alcohol providing some lingering heat. Strong tannins and lack of complexity drive this down to 2.0-2.5 stars.


Snooth User: JoeyG
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/19/2012

Souverain is what Sonoma Cab is supposed to deliver. Nice round and sweet tannin but enough structure to know your drinking "the king" (of grapes).


Snooth User: rxgraci
95649558
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/28/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: TeelaJBrown
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/12/2009

Nice texture. Opened up after an hour or two. Nice hints of cherry on the tongue.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/15/2009

Purchased 12/06 for $15. Has been cellared for 2.5 years. At first, strong bell pepper and cassis aromas. As the wine opens up, there is plum, cassis, and oak and the vegetal aromas fade. Lush, with a cinnamon-inflected finish. Pretty impressive for the price paid, with nice complexity and not over-the-top in style.


Snooth User: lcrappell
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2010

Very smooth! Black fruit, tannins & oak. Would be great with a steak!


Snooth User: cordrys
3133595
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/28/2009

strong choolate, black cherry, and vanilla flavors wth velvety lingering finish. Excellent choice for entertaining friends/family.


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External Reviews for Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

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Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

With rich aromatics of roasted coffee, black and red fruit on the nose which lead into flavors of black cherry, black plum and blackberry on the palate. It has brooding yet structed tannins along with subtle layers of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and baking spices. The wine is very well-balanced with a well-structured mouthfeel that adds to a long, toasty oak finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/07/2012

Rich aromatics of roasted coffee, black and red fruit on the nose lead to flavors of black cherry, black plum and blackberry on the palate. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon creates dark, brooding yet structured tannins along with subtle layers of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and baking spices. This balanced wine offers a well-structured mouthfeel that contributes to a long, toasty oak finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful introduction to Alexander Valley.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/23/2012

Rich aromatics of roasted coffee, black and red fruit on the nose lead to flavors of black cherry, black plum and blackberry on the palate.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The opaque purple-colored 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals a ripe nose of licorice, lead pencil, black currants, and tobacco leaf. Nicely textured, with fine density, bigger, more forceful flavors than the 2000, and more tannic punch in the finish, it should last for 10ndash;15 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Both the 2005 and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley are straightforward, easy-going, mid-weight, pleasant efforts to drink during their first 5ndash;7 years of life.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Beautifully defined and richly flavored fruit shows of ripe currant and black cherry, anise and sage, with hints of dill, cedar and spice. Tannins are a bit gritty, but nothing time in the bottle wonrsquo;t resolve. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Nice Cabernet flavors in this dry, softly appealing wine. Satisfies with waves of blackberries and black currants, touched with oak.


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