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Alexander Valley Vineyard wines

by Shaji M » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:15 pm

They are known for the ubiquitous Sin Zin. Although the latter is not a shabby Zin by any means, this place makes several other noteworthy wines. We liked:
2009 Wine Club Reserve- a Cab Franc dominated Bordeaux blend, it was a delicious deal at $24
2008 Reserve Cab- well structured and polished, this is a classic AV Cab with cassis, mint, eucalyptus and some pepper notes.
2010 Estate Cab- another solid Cab but I preferred the Reserve over this.
2010 Estate Cab Franc- a 100% Cab Franc-restrained yet juicy and delicious.
2009 Redemption Zin- an unmistakably Dry Creek zin full of spice, raspberries and smooth tannins
2006 and 2007 Cyrus- their flagship Bordeaux blend. Berries, tobacco and cassis. The '06 was a shade more balanced and showed approachable tannins. Both were excellent wines.

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Re: Alexander Valley Vineyard wines

by Brian K Miller » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:18 pm

One of my favorite wineries in Alexander Valley. I like their Alluvia Rhone blend quite a bit!
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Re: Alexander Valley Vineyard wines

by Shaji M » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:22 pm

Brian,
I did try and liked the Alluvia. They also had a 2012 Guwurztraminer (a Gewurztraminer Nouveau , if you will!) from Mendocino which I can see myself having on a nice Summer afternoon!
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