Varietal Content: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot The 2004 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is fruit-driven exhibiting complex layers of dried cherries, tobacco, leather and earth tones balanced with expressions of toasty oak reminiscent of vanilla spice box. This is a magnificent wine with an opulent nose of dark berries, ripe plum and black fruits, with earthy undertones of sage, underbrush and spices. The wine will evolve into a long and lingering finish of plus...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines9% Syrah; 8% Merlot. Here is a clean, smoothly textured, mid-sized Cabernet that eschews extract and pushy ripeness in favor of balance and accessible fruit. It delivers a modest measure of currants and cherries backed up by muted oak, and its very back- ground tannins make it a wine to enjoy over the next few years. GOOD VALUE