Amazing! This is a stylish, full-bodied and extremely complex Alexander Valley Meritage at a great price. The wine opens with a color of deep crimson red. Layers of black cherry and berry fruit aromas fold into elements of sage, spice, cedar and subtle vanillin oak. The structure of the palate is rich and intense. Artful blending has crafted a beautiful balance of fruit flavors, oak and fine tannin with great length. While the wine is approachable now, the true rewards will be over the next decade.
"The quintessential Alexander Valley Cabernet, always dependably soft, fruity and complex. This year is on the best ever. Plush and velvety, with endless nuances, it's like sipping the essence of black cherries stepped in kirsch. Dry, with just enough oak to add smoke and spice."
This wine pairs perfectly with Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Sauce.
Also try Perfect Rib Roast, another great recipe for this wine.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - Atlanta
I bought two of these bottles from wine.com in 2003, one to drink and one to save. The first one was probably one of the best wines that I have ever had: so velvety and balanced. I finally drank the second one this month (October '06) and I just had to get online and buy another one. When are you going to be able to ship to Georgia?
A Customer - San Diego, CA
I received this outstanding wine for Christmas and decided to try it immediately. It opened up and really delivered after it breathed about 30 minutes. A friend who "doesn't like reds" asked for another glass! Am delighted to read that it will age well--and intend to order more right away--This is an incredible value for such an outstanding red!
A Customer - Sacramento, CA
What can I say about this elixer? So smooth, rich, and just plain tasty, this wine rocks. I've never seen such a great price for it as well. Nice work wine.com!
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