The nose is sweet and herbal, with eucalyptus-tinged plums over sweet mixed berries. Dark fruit leads on the attack, moving toward red fruits on the mid-palate. Dark chocolate and mocha over black cherries make up the lingering finish. This is a multi-layered and pretty wine. Drink with venison or elk. Highly Recommended (91-93). DH.

WHO: Souverein Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
DESIGNATION: Alexander School Reserve
WHERE: California, Alexander Valley
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $35

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