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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 91 A beautiful Cabernet, dry and smooth in tannins, offering polished flavors of blackberries, currants, herbs and cedar. Really outstanding and classy. <strong>Wine Description </strong>Flavors and aromas which are synonymous with Alexander Valley Cabernet such as cedar, tobacco, olive, licorice, cocoa, cassis and raspberry are all unveiled with this 2006 Lake Sonoma Winery release. Solid and lengthy tannins with balanced acid support and provide structure for complexity and aging. <strong>Winemaker Notes</strong> The grapes for this wine were crushed and fermented warm. The juice was then pumped over to ensure regular skin contact. The wine was pressed off the skins at dryness and allowed to settle in a stainless steel tank. It was racked to 60 gallon French and American oak barrels to finish malolactic fermentation. This wine has been barrel aged for 28 months.<strong>Food Recommendations</strong> This Alexander Valley Cabernets full-bodied flavor pairs superbly with all grilled meats and roasts.

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Lake Sonoma Winery:
You can’t make great wine from mediocre grapes. Lake Sonoma Winery is dedicated to creating the ultimate expression of our Sonoma sub-appellation vineyards. Quality over quantity is our guide. The owner, Gary Heck, said, “If in one season the climate is such that the grapes are not to our quality standards, we won’t make Lake Sonoma wine from them.” Our mission is to produce premium, Sono... Read more
You can’t make great wine from mediocre grapes. Lake Sonoma Winery is dedicated to creating the ultimate expression of our Sonoma sub-appellation vineyards. Quality over quantity is our guide. The owner, Gary Heck, said, “If in one season the climate is such that the grapes are not to our quality standards, we won’t make Lake Sonoma wine from them.” Our mission is to produce premium, Sonoma County sub-appellation and vineyard specific wines: Zinfandels and Fume Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Our objective is to create the ultimate expression of these sub-appellations: wines possessing excellent structure, desirable fruit flavors, and intriguing complexity. Raise your expectation. Raise your standards. Lake Sonoma Winery - THE GOLD STANDARD. Read less

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Snooth User: golface531
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02/27/2011

Three and a half glasses



Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 91 A beautiful Cabernet, dry and smooth in tannins, offering polished flavors of blackberries, currants, herbs and cedar. Really outstanding and classy. <strong>Wine Description </strong>Flavors and aromas which are synonymous with Alexander Valley Cabernet such as cedar, tobacco, olive, licorice, cocoa, cassis and raspberry are all unveiled with this 2006 Lake Sonoma Winery release. Solid and lengthy tannins with balanced acid support and provide structure for complexity and aging. <strong>Winemaker Notes</strong> The grapes for this wine were crushed and fermented warm. The juice was then pumped over to ensure regular skin contact. The wine was pressed off the skins at dryness and allowed to settle in a stainless steel tank. It was racked to 60 gallon French and American oak barrels to finish malolactic fermentation. This wine has been barrel aged for 28 months.<strong>Food Recommendations</strong> This Alexander Valley Cabernets full-bodied flavor pairs superbly with all grilled meats and roasts.

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