Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
This classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon others intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, cedar and baking spices. On the palate, flavors of chocolate, cloves, ginger, cigar box and lavender are perfectly balanced by velvet textured tannins, which lead to a long elegant finish. this wine will shine on its own or paired with juicy prime steaks or Black forest cake. this Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful introduction to Alexander Valley.
The Wine Advocate - "The red wines from winemaker Ed Killian, who has done a credible job for many years at Souverain, start with an excellent value, the 38,000-case 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, this is an unqualified sleeper of the vintage. Sweet black currant notes intermixed with cedar wood, licorice, and underbrush are all present in this medium to full-bodied, opulent, round, generously endowed wine. Drink it over the next decade or more. This is one for Cabernet enthusiasts to stock up on."
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. View all Souverain 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.
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Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
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