This has a deep, dark nose with spice box and sweet vanilla. The palate is brighter, with red fruit and blackberries on the attack. Black currant and red currant show on the mid-palate. It has firm tannins and good.  This is a very feminine Cabernet, with high-toned red fruits offering food-pairing versatility. Drink with rabbit. Highly Recommended (92-94). DH

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WHO: Rodney Strong
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
DESIGNATION: “Alexander’s Crown”
WHERE: California, Alexander Valley
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $75

 

 

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