Posts Tagged Alexander Valley

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Single Deck’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

A crimson/plum color in the glass. Forward scents of sweet cedar lead to deeper aromas and flavors of currant, blueberry, vanilla, powdered cocoa, and a slate minerality. This is a complex, compelling red that begs for the next sip. Enjoy it with... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Terra a Lago,’ Alexander Valley

A nearly opaque crimson hue. The somewhat reticent nose hints at lifted cedar, dried herbs, and black berries. The rich core of fruit steps forward in the mouth, all plush and juicy. The soft, fine-grained tannins add to the velvety textural... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

An opaque deep crimson color in the glass. Concentrated aromas of black fruits mix with scents of scorched earth and hints of tobacco, followed by a sweet wood perfume and black olive. In the mouth, medium-grained tannins are prominent, showing the... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘All In’ Claret, Alexander Valley

Nearly opaque, with a deep pigeon-blood ruby hue. Pretty fruit aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry lead to notes of sweet cedar, vanilla, and dried herbs. A soft entrance to the palate coats the mouth with velvety tannins. Then the... Read more

2015 Stonestreet Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

With a tip of the glass, one is struck by the brilliant, pale color. Seductive scents of ripe grapefruit, Meyer lemon, nectarine, fennel fronds, perfumed white flowers, and other, subtler, herb notes promise much. It delivers, picking up a green... Read more

2014 Stonestreet Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

The white shows a clear straw hue. Aromas of spicy oak and popcorn butter lead to a solid core of fruit – crisp pear, fleshy peach, and apple. Showing weight and coating the palate, flavors of buttered, spiced fruit glide seamlessly to a long... Read more

2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The wine is an opaque, dusty plum color in the glass. Varietal aromas of cassis, dark cherry, currant, and blackberry are accented by mocha, black licorice, a sprig of dill, green peppercorns, graphite, and menthol. It’s juicy in the mouth,... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The densely opaque, black/purple hue gives full warning to what is to come. Initial whiffs of cocoa powder and wood spice give way to concentrated blackberry and black currant fruit, with notes of black olive and bell pepper adding varietal... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘All In’ Claret, Alexander Valley

In the glass, it’s a nearly opaque, reddish-purple hue. Rising from the glass are warm scents of ripe blackberry, cassis, and black cherry fruit, followed by black licorice and, finally, a light dusting of vanilla and oak spice. It has a sweet... Read more

2012 Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawkeye Mountain, Alexander Valley

The Jackson Estate wines represent special bottlings from a specific appellation. For decades, the Alexander Valley in the northern reaches of Sonoma County have been recognized as a producer of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals Napa... Read more