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Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 90-92+ - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, which is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit...
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Marietta Angeli Cuvee 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2011 Angeli Cuvée (15.2% natural alcohol) is composed of primarily Zinfandel blended with Carignane and Petite Sirah. It exhibits...
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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexanders Crown 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander's Crown is powerful, intense and super-distinctive. Herbs, rose petal, pomegranate, lavender and...
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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Proprietary Red Brothers is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot from Alexander Valley. 1,520 cases were...
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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 90+ - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, which is a selection of lots from the estate's hillside vineyards in Alexander Valley, offers...

Alexander Valley

For two hundred and fifty years, the Alexander Valley in California’s beautiful Sonoma county has been producing fascinating and characterful wines, and this specific AVA has been responsible for securing Sonoma’s reputation worldwide as being one of the finest New World wine producing regions. Today, Alexander Valley is the most productive and prodigious sub-region of Sonoma County, being the largest in area and most densely planted part of this side of California’s wine country.

The secret of Alexander Valley’s success is manyfold. The climatic conditions the region enjoys are influenced greatly by the Russian River, and the fact that it is sheltered from the Pacific winds by the low-lying hills to the west of the valley. Alexander Valley is one of the warmest wine regions in California by day, but at night temperatures drop significantly, allowing for a long and balanced growing and ripening season, and resulting in beautifully balanced wines with plenty of expression.

The area is notable mainly for the success it has experienced with Bordeaux grape varietals, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These grapes grow healthily in Alexander Valley, and the rich, alluvial soil is said to impart a richness and chocolatey character and a level of voluptuousness which sets them well apart from their French equivalents. The region has also seen great results with other classic European grapes, such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.