Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml
SKU: 36488

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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375ml
$13.99

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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has great texture and structure with a medium mouthfeel. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 3% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for a floral note and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. Overall, there are more dark fruit flavors and chocolate than the 2011. There are aromas of dark plum, cherry, cassis, warm barrel spice, vanilla and dark chocolate. In the glass there are concentrated flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco and chocolate. Food Pairing: Grilled or pan seared beef, lamb or tuna is a classic. For an unexpected pairing try a blue cheese soufflé as an appetizer.
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There are nearly 60,000 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It exhibits Bordeaux-like notes of cedarwood, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, licorice and fruitcake. Although not powerful, it is medium-bodied, well-made, surprisingly elegant, supple and fruit-forward. It should continue to drink well for 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, November 29, 2014