The 2001 Alexander Valley has a medium ruby-red color and a nose of blackberry jam, violets, chocolate and nutmeg. It has a rich attack, a full mid-palate and an explosion of fruit in the finish. Tannins are still evolving, so this wine will continue to improve through 2026.
"The 2001 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons reveals a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to a lusty, sweet perfume of cassis, spice box, licorice, and lavender. The wine is ripe and medium to full-bodied, with low acidity, abundant glycerin, wood, and alcohol, and admirable texture as well as length. It will be at its finest between 2003-2014."
The Wine Advocate
Very nice. Smooth and velvety.
The wine was great. We were a little disappointed with how the cork disintegrated while trying to open it. We haven't attempted to open the second bottle yet but hope that we do not experience the same issue.