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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 78264)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An amazing value in 2001 California Cabernet! Dark, rich, and spicy, this is one to buy by the case - get it while you can!

"The opaque purple-colored 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals a ripe nose of licorice, lead pencil, black currants, and tobacco leaf. Nicely textured, with fine density, bigger, more forceful flavors than the 2000, and more tannic punch in the finish, it should last for 10-15 years."
-Wine Advocate, 88-91 Barrel Sample

This Cabernet Sauvignon is always a great value from California. An open aroma dominated by dark, blackberry and currant-like fruit. Nearly two years aging in small barrels has added complex nuances of vanilla, coffee and spice which are complemented by one of the most extracted, ripe berry flavored wines in recent memory. The rich tannin backbone and balanced acidity round out a very complete Cabernet Sauvignon.

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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.