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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 119825)

PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 is a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals. The wine was barrel aged for 14 months in French and American oak. This Cabernet Sauvignon shows a bit more restraint than prior vintages. To balance that elegant restraint, Winemaker Kevin Hall added 7% Merlot for structure, as well as 1% each Malbec and Petite Verdot for color and 2% Cabernet Franc for a floral quality.

Try this wine with a bowl of French onion soup, grilled meats or a plate of local cheeses.

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About Alexander Valley Vineyards:

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.

The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes’ varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.

Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.