Meeker Cabernet Franc Alexander Valley 2004

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Varietals: 87% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot Alcohol: 14.6% by volume Appellation: Alexander Valley Oak Program: Mixed new and used French and American barrels Tasting Notes: Our first-ever Cabernet Franc opens the show like the star it deserves to be. Matt says this wine’s bouquet has four dimensions: First, there’s mocha. Then ripe Santa Rosa plums. Then chocolate. And then, once again, more chocolate. Go ahead, take a sip! The wine immediately coats the inside of your mouth with sweet cassis and dark fruit flavors, complemented by smooth tannins and a touch of oak. Then, at the finish, there’s a hint of dark-chocolate-covered strawberries that persists like a beach-house guest who just won’t go home. This wine is drinking great now, but with time in your cellar, it will no doubt achieve superstar status.

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  • 2004

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Winery: Meeker Vineyard
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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Meeker Vineyard:
Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard -- with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The winery's first red wine release, a 1984 Zinfandel, was an instant success, winning eight wine competitio... Read more
Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard -- with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The winery's first red wine release, a 1984 Zinfandel, was an instant success, winning eight wine competition medals and becoming the third most awarded Zin in the country that year. Thereafter, among other awards, the 1985 Meeker Zin was a Wine Spectator "Best Buy", the 1986 Zin was a "Spectator Selection", and the 1990 Zin was included among the Wine Spectator's "100 Best Wines of the World". During this period Charlie was also honored to present a Meeker Zinfandel at one of the famous Windows on the World wine dinners in New York. And Zinfandel wasn't the winery's only success – for example, the Spectator gave a 91 to one of Charlie's early Chardonnays. Read less

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Snooth User: Agent Red
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06/12/2007

Another Meeker wine that thrills the pallet! This Alexander Valley Cab Franc is a juicy strawberry, oaky-chocolate tannin packed powerhouse. We enjoyed ours on a recent camping trip with campfire-baked potatoes and roasted marshmallows. It was odd pairing, to be sure, but this great wine held up!



Varietals: 87% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot Alcohol: 14.6% by volume Appellation: Alexander Valley Oak Program: Mixed new and used French and American barrels Tasting Notes: Our first-ever Cabernet Franc opens the show like the star it deserves to be. Matt says this wine’s bouquet has four dimensions: First, there’s mocha. Then ripe Santa Rosa plums. Then chocolate. And then, once again, more chocolate. Go ahead, take a sip! The wine immediately coats the inside of your mouth with sweet cassis and dark fruit flavors, complemented by smooth tannins and a touch of oak. Then, at the finish, there’s a hint of dark-chocolate-covered strawberries that persists like a beach-house guest who just won’t go home. This wine is drinking great now, but with time in your cellar, it will no doubt achieve superstar status.

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