Lake Sonoma Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Flavors and aromas which are synonymous with Alexander Valley Cabernet such as cedar, tobacco, olive, licorice, cocoa, cassis and raspberry are all unveiled with this 2006 Lake Sonoma Winery release. Solid and lengthy tannins with balanced acid support and provide structure for complexity and aging.
This Alexander Valley Cabernet's full-bodied flavor pairs superbly with all grilled meats and roasts.
Wine Enthusiast - "A beautiful Cabernet, dry and smooth in tannins, offering polished flavors of blackberries, currants, herbs and cedar. Really outstanding and classy."
Lake Sonoma Winery
Established in 1977, Lake Sonoma Winery follows a "best of the best" philosophy to produce wines that showcase Sonoma County character at its finest.
Lake Sonoma Winery focuses on the individual appellations in Northern Sonoma County where California’s top grape varieties achieve their ultimate expression of character. Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc come from Dry Creek Valley, where gravelly soils and a climate of warm days and cool nights produce intense fruit and impressive balance. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are grown in the very cool, often foggy Russian River Valley, where they develop rich, crisp character. Cabernet Sauvignon is drawn from Alexander Valley, where fertile soils and very warm climate result in mouthfilling character and smooth texture. The intrinsic excellence of these regions is enhanced by sustainable farming techniques in the vineyards, which uses natural amendments and controls to enrich the soil and combat pests.
To preserve and complement the extraordinary character of these grapes, Lake Sonoma Winery meticulously handcrafts each wine. Vineyard lots are kept separate until blending and aging in small oak barrels is tailored to each individual wine. Lake Sonoma Winery produces less than 25,000 cases annually, but every Lake Sonoma wine – through its bold flavors and intriguing complexity - makes a statement. View all Lake Sonoma Winery Wines
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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 Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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6 ratings, 4 with reviewsJWright - Salem, OR31/14/2010This wine seemed a little harsh. I think it will really mellow out with age. However, I'm 74 and I'm not aging anything very long.jmmoreau - Mandeville, LA34/26/2012Sparky G - Simsbury, CT412/29/2009This is a really good cab, but you need to use a wine aerator or let it breathe at least 15 minutes, or both!Imewine - Harrisburg, PA39/11/2010mrmike - Houston, TX53/6/2010I found this wine to be very smooth, excellent wine with a good finish. I did not taste a lot of tannin. I felt it contained moderate berry, smoky or woody accents. It was good with red meat, salad or by itself. We have ordered more of this item. I did not experience a hangover with this red wine.Mike Conza - Canton, MA31/18/2010Medium nose. Tart plums; a bit rough on the palate, but ultimately rounds out on the finish. I was disappointed given the WS review. This is nice, but nothing special.Related ProductsThe 2011 Folie à Deux Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon embraces the essence of Alexander Valley and the winemaker's harmonious style an ...The Cabernet Sauvignon showed a beautiful degree of richness and structure this vintage because of the season's excellent weather. We ...
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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Smooth & Supple
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Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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