Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $19.99
Item No. 100190
  • WE91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 vintage started with an early bud break. Spring was cool and rainy, followed by a mild summer. Because of the rains we focused on canopy management, leaf pulling and the dropping of green clusters to intensify flavors while creating balanced growth. The season concluded with a welcome Indian summer that ripened the fruit to perfection without creating extremely high sugar levels. Overall 2005 was an exceptional and age-worthy Cabernet vintage.

From it s dark ruby color to its layered aromas of black currant, licorice, violets and moist earth, this wine offers classic Alexander Valley character. On the palate, it reveals flavors of wild blueberries, currant, tobacco leaf and licorice, surrounded by gorgeous, balanced tannins and a subtle underlying oak presence.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows the soft acids, gentle tannins and herbaceousness that mark most Alexander Valley Cabs, with supporting cherry, red currant and licorice flavors. It's a complex wine, balanced and intriguing, and a fine pairing for a very wide variety of foods. Interestingly, indigenous, or wild, yeast was use..." "
91 Points

Learn About Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Stuhlmuller Vineyards is tucked into a unique river bench and hillside location in the southwestern edge of the Alexander Valley where three of Northern Sonoma County's top appellations come together, virtually a stone's throw from Chalk Hill and the Russian River Valley. After selling grapes to a number of area wineries, in the mid-90's Fritz Stuhlmuller decided to put the family...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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