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2003 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Alexander Valley Vineyards

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 32,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: December 8, 2006

Wine Review: This wine has a very pleasant fruit forward aroma. On the palate, this wine is smooth, has some acidic structure, good fruit flavors, and is a bit dry. This is a nice easy to drink food wine. It is similar in style to a Chianti Classico. The finish is very dry and lengthy. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The color is dark ruby red. Aromas of black cherries, cassis, plum & cedar dominate the nose, along with a hint of anise. The fruit from each Wetzel Estate Vineyard was vinified and treated differently. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes for this blend were picked at the peak of ripeness and have excellent natural acidity. The use of selected Bordeaux yeast strains, high fermentation temperatures and frequent (twice daily) pump-overs made highly extracted wines with intense Bordeaux aromas and flavors yet soft well integrated tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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