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Stryker Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Estate 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Darkly colored, this wine is packed with layers of ripe fruit flavors and notes of spice. Drink thru 2019. Gold Medal, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Stryker Sonoma:
The wine style of Stryker Sonoma is guided by a youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication to the pursuit of quality and pleasure. We are a fun-loving group with a slightly irreverent attitude with respect to the traditional methods of producing and marketing wine. We go to considerable expense to grow and produce pure, balanced wines that are fully extracted, rich in complexity and exude dept... Read more
The wine style of Stryker Sonoma is guided by a youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication to the pursuit of quality and pleasure. We are a fun-loving group with a slightly irreverent attitude with respect to the traditional methods of producing and marketing wine. We go to considerable expense to grow and produce pure, balanced wines that are fully extracted, rich in complexity and exude depth of character. These wines are enjoyable in their youth, but also reward those with patience. The wines of Stryker Sonoma are truly handcrafted, making use of both old-world traditional methods and the judicious integration of modern tools designed to allow for gentler handling of both fruit and wine. Our approach is sometimes risky, but the resulting bold, forward style is what we like to drink and we have found a growing following that also appreciates these wines. Our philosophy is reflected in the design of our winery and approach to winemaking. Bold but thoughtful. A blend of traditional and modern. Efficient, but lively and spirited. Our wines, we hope, embody our hard work, attention to detail and the joy we take in making them. The focus of our winemaking efforts is centered around the Cabernet family of varietals. Nonetheless, we also have a keen interest in Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Our annual production is roughly 7,000 cases, consisting of many small lots averaging in size from 200 to 400 cases each. Most of our annual production is sold directly to consumers from the winery’s tasting room and through our mailing list and website. We are all a bit free-spirited and Bohemian by nature. Conventional rules, devoid of understanding or heart, hold no appeal for us. Guided by youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication, we produce balanced wines high in quality, rich in fruit, and deep in character. Tasting Room Tasting Room is open 10:30am to 5:00pm daily without a reservation. Read less

Member Reviews for Stryker Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Estate

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
05/09/2011

dark and juicy, perfect with a steak dinner, loaded with dark berries, black currants, dark cocoa, complex and round with great length on the palate


Snooth User: Kraftkid
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4.00 5
01/01/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Kraftkid
6827937
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/01/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Stryker Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Estate

External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal



Tasting Notes:

Cream soda and roasted espresso on the nose. Great structured mouth feel with lithe tannins which carry that velvetly rich character across the palate. Complimented by a subtle toasted oak finish. Best paired with grilled NY steak.

Darkly colored, this wine is packed with layers of ripe fruit flavors and notes of spice. Drink thru 2019. Gold Medal, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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96 cases produced.

Aged 22 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.67
Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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