A little while back one of my readers, Mayorkl, had recommended a wine. That wine was Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. I hadn’t had an occasion to try it up until now. A friend of mine was coming to dinner. I had planned on making my favorite Homemade Lasagna and thought this would be a great wine to serve with my dinner. So I put it on my grocery list and headed out to buy what I needed for a fun meal. When I asked the wine buyer about this wine, his eyes lit up. He couldn’t say enough about this wine or any of the Alexander Valley Vineyards wines for that matter. Now I couldn’t wait.Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, findingourwaynow.com

Alexander Valley Vineyards is a family owned winery, located in the northern Sonoma, California Wine Region, in the Alexander Valley. It was the original homestead of Cyrus Alexander, a prominent 19th century rancher in Alexander Valley. The Wetzel family purchased the land from the Alexander heirs in 1962, planted vineyards, restored Alexander’s original home to its original grandeur and then finally built their winery in 1975. At the time they purchased the land, Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, findingourwaynow.comThe Wetzel’s where among the first to plant premium grape varieties in the Alexander Valley area, producing their first wine in 1975. Their vineyards are on very diverse sites, stretching from the Russian River to the hillsides of the Alexander Valley.  Each grape variety was carefully selected to match a specific soil type and exposure to ensure they achieved the very best possible results. Alexander Valley Vineyards now grows fourteen different grape varieties, 17 varietal wines, producing around 100,000 cases of wine and proprietary blends each year.

Alexander Valley Vineyards quickly established a reputation for estate-grown wines with distinctive varietal characteristics and are now acclaimed for their crisp Chardonnay and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon. Alexander Valley Vineyards brought recognition to the wine region and has become one of the leading winery in Sonoma County.

The Alexander Valley area of Sonoma is one of my favorites. It is stunningly beautiful. So that makes a visit to Alexander Valley Vineyards historic property an absolute must. If you happen to visit this amazing winery, don’t forget to go on their complimentary winery and wine cave tours. In fact, bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the beautiful Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, findingourwaynow.comvistas and peaceful environment.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This is what the winemaker has to say about Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.

“On the nose you will find aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis, cocoa and some earthy notes. In the glass, there are flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis, chocolate and slight eucalyptus. The 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most elegant cabs the winemaker has produced in recent years.

A fine Cabernet for drinking now, and a good value. The wine feels rich and dry in the mouth, with spicy flavors of cherries, cola, herbs and sandalwood. It’s perfect with a nice charbroiled steak.”

It was all that the wine buyer and winemaker had said it would be and more about this Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. I am so grateful for my reader’s recommendation. The Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 is now on my favorites list. We very much enjoyed this wine with our dinner. It added so much to our whole experience. I highly recommend you take a little time to find this one and give a try.

You can find this absolute delight Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 at; wine.com, totalwine.com, amazon.com, BevMo.com, CostPlus/World market, and many grocery stores or wine markets.

Time for a glass…

If you enjoyed reading about this wine check out BV Coastal Cabernet SauvignonBogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, and La Merika Pinot Noir

 

 

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  • Julie

    This wine sounds wonderful. The winery sounds like a great place to visit too. I will be checking this one out. Cabernets are some of my favorite reds. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It really is that good. I plan on making it part of my permanent “go to” list when I’m looking for something special. :-)

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    I know I would LOVE this wine, Susan! It’s got chocolate notes, and we know how I love all things chocolate! I’m going to make a note of the name and see if one of our private wine stores carries this one.

    I absolutely MUST plan a trip to the Sonoma Valley this coming year. It sounds like there is much to see and taste!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      This is a wine you will love. It was as good as promised. Oh, and we did have some chocolate with it after dinner and it was divine.

      Yes you must. It would be a blast to show you some cool places, and wineries of course. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    Since I don’t / can’t drink I would go for the lasagna. LOL

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      See, I think of you and I am starting to put some of my favorite food recommendations in the post here and there… :-)))

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ve always been a fan of reds, but I find myself drawn more and more to cabernet these days. I will definitely be on the look-out for this one ;)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      This is one Cabernet worth finding. It is truly that good. Let know what you think when you try it. :)

  • Jena Isle

    Hello Susan,

    I’m not much of a wine connoisseur but I believe Alexander Valley wine must be good for you to say it’s one of your favorites. If I were to try wine, I would try this one.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks Jena, If you were to try a wine, this one is worth the effort of finding and savoring. :-)

  • Bethany Lee

    I’m buying this one. Hopefully I can find it. Then I’m going to drink it with the chocolate that Gina sent me!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Bethany, You will really like this wine. It is one I now have on my permanent go to list. It is so yummy.

  • http://keepupwiththeweb.com Sherryl Perry

    I’ll have to see if I can locate this wine. It sounds like it would make a wonderful hostess gift. Of course, I’ll buy an extra bottle to try myself.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I think you’ll love it. It’s not hard to find at a good wine store. They will recognize the name. When you do, let me know how you liked it. :-)

  • Tope Olofin

    I think its time I stop procrastinating and taste my first wine. Just one problem though, Susan you are giving me too many options. Now I dunno where to start from…maybe it will be this one…*sighs*

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Tope, I would agree… :-). If you want to try a wine and it’s your first experience, start with a good Lambrusco. It’s a very soft, light wine that is just plain fun. However, this one would be a great one for sure. :)))

  • http://twitter.com/ShapeDaily ShapeDaily

    Yum, this sounds delicious. I love the description of the wine from the maker as well as your description of the area where it is made. I have never done a wine tasting or a tour of a vineyard and I am dying to. This sounds delightful and I love a good cabernet sauvignon

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Kelly, It is really an amazing wine. Wine tasting and winery tours are such great fun, especially with friend and a picnic. You must find time to do that. It will something you will greatly enjoy. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Craftyandbeast Patrick Huff

    Oh yeah. Cassis and chocolate. This is a wine for me. Thanks Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hey Patrick, You will love this wine, it has your name on it. When you try it, let me know what you think. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hey Patrick, You will love this wine, it has your name on it. When you try it, let me know what you think. :-)

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