The 1995 Alexander Valley has a medium to dark, ruby-red color and an expressive nose of black cherry, violets, licorice, cigar box and soy sauce. This is an elegant wine with a fruit-sweet attack, medium body and a long, fruity finish. Enjoy now to 2020.
"The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is performing far better after a year of bottle age. This dark ruby/purple-colored, seductive wine offers blazingly intense aromas of cigar box, smoky oak, and jammy black currants with a hint of Provencal herbs. Ripe and full-bodied, with low acidity, and a fleshy, succulent texture, it is a wine to drink over the next 14-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"A touch of dill and coconut from oak give this a unique aromatic and flavor profile and there's plenty of rich, intense, spicy currant, plum and blackberry fruit to stand up to the wood. Hints of anise and cherry flow through on the finish, keeping the fruit in the forefront.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective."