(From 2006 Vintage) The unmistakable signature of vanilla bean and coconut scents fold in nicely with taut yet supple tiers of cedar, black cherry, currant and berry jam notes. Full-bodied, ending with firm, structured tannins.
The 1981 Alexander Valley has a light ruby color with red pepper and spice in the nose. It is light bodied with some fruit on the palate. This wine is starting to peak and would be best enjoyed now. Due to limited supply in our library this wine was last tasted June 2004. May need decanting due to light sediment and some bottle to bottle variation is apparent in this vintage.