Wine Advocate 87 points - Slightly denser than the Sonoma cuvee, with a more saturated ruby/plum color, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals more minerality as well as hints of lead pencil shavings, blueberries and blackcurrants, medium body and light tannin. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.
Our 2011 Sonoma County Cabernet is dark garnet in color with lovely aromatics that range from dried herbs, tea and black cherry to coconut, vanilla and cocoa powder. The flavors are typical of cooler climate Cabernets including black currants, red licorice, earl grey tea and toasty oak. This medium-bodied wine closes with well rounded tannins and a long lasting finish. - Mark R. Lyon, Winemaker