(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 1998 Alexander Valley is a beautifully elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with a medium ruby-red color and a nose of blackberry, strawberry, ginger and soy sauce. It is seamless on the palate and has a fruity attack, elegant mid-palate with a long finish of fruit and herbs. Enjoy now through 2018.
supposed to be peaking was slightly tart needed some decent o2. after about 20 min wine settled - chocolate anise plum and spicy end notes not as full bodied as expected smooth drinking after it got more oxygen lacking in complexity did not fully meet peak expectations
Rich aromas and flavor. Perfect Cabernet.
By far the best I've had.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06.
Wine AdvocateRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 142.