Posts Tagged Lancaster Estate

2007 Lancaster Estate ‘Sophia’s Hillside Cuvee,’ Alexander Valley

Here we have a great example of how a wine can "show" differently depending on the setting. In late January 2011, Bob Johnson reviewed this bottling at the winery in Sonoma County, and subsequently filed this review: • This is a fruit-forward,... Read more

2009 Lancaster Estate ‘Samantha’s’ Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Fuller bodied than most California renditions of the variety, this engaging wine is brimming with peach, citrus and grapefruit flavors, joined by a mild varietal grass note. Seared scallops would be a sublime pairing partner. MSRP: $24 (June... Read more

2007 Lancaster Estate ‘Nicole’s Proprietary Red,’ Alexander Valley

This is an aromatic wine with a long, lingering finish. It offers fruit impressions of dark berries and plum, along with mild spice and earth accents. As is the case with the 2005 vintage, it’s ready to drink now. MSRP: $100 (2011) Wine... Read more

2005 Lancaster Estate ‘Nicole’s Proprietary Red,’ Alexander Valley

The blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, and the wine is perfectly balanced and ready to savor now. Its raspberry and red cherry flavors are framed by notes of earth, cigar box and vanilla. MSRP: $100 (June 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2007 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

A beautiful vanillin oak nose leads to dark berry and stone fruit flavors. The chocolate tannins are bracing, which means one should lay this bottle down for a few years, or decant it before serving. MSRP: $35 (June 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Lancaster Estate Samantha’s Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Lightly effervescent at first pour, showing a pale straw color. Aromatics include fig, melon, grass and a whiff of barnyard/cat pee that dissipated with time. Some pineapple fruit emerged after a half-hour of aeration. It is full and fruity in the... Read more