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2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

January 13, 2012 - Norman Bentley

My favorite wine has always been Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is one that just hits the spot with a little grilled meat on a cold winter night. We enjoyed a bottle the other night with marinated grilled pork loin chops, with baked potato and stir-fried yellow and zucchini squash. It was wonderful!

This is a blended wine with 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot and a little Malbec and Petit Verdot. It was aged for fourteen months in both French and American oak, and comes in at 13.9% alcohol. This Estate wine received a 90 score, and was picked as an editor's choice by the "Wine Enthusiast" magazine.

This Alexander Valley Cab is full-bodied, with a heady aroma backed up by rich full flavors of cassis and black cherry. This one grows in the glass, so let it sit for a few moments to develop its robust flavors, and then sail with you off into a warm, mellow, lingering finish, with a touch of toasty oak. It is easy to see why the "Wine Enthusiast" picked this one for an "Editor's Choice"!

The Alexander Valley Cab would be great with any grilled meat, and would also be wonderful alongside a big plate of Italian sausage with peppers and onions, and lots of red clam sauce. Oh Mama Mia! Norm's score is 89.

Score: 89

Price: $16 - $20


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