2012 Alexander’s Crown Cabernet



Winemaker Notes:

Our Alexander’s Crown vineyard was first established in 1971 and, was the first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ever made in Sonoma County. This vineyard is in the southern part of the valley and the first to feel the moderating effect of maritime influences, making it the coolest of the three vineyards. The grapes used to craft this wine come from the top 16 acres of well drained red volcanic soil, resulting in intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon with a palate of red fruit, soft tannins, and balanced acidity.

Ripe flavors of black cherry, plum and violets. The wine is voluptuous, has a rich mouthfeel, soft tannins and a long lingering finish with a touch of mocha. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years.

Critical Acclaim:

“93 points.

“A wine that I first recommended highly from the 1974 vintage has reappeared. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander’s Crown is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from this site. There are 1,770 cases of this, which was also bottled unfiltered. Lots of jammy crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and toasty notes are present in this full-bodied, exuberant, boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon that hits the palate with a thunderous display of glycerin, fruit extract and sweet tannin. This is a big, rich, impressive Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“94 points” – Decanter

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