WE 92 WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - This Cabernet is immediately succulent, with smooth tannins, gorgeous layers of oak, and intricate flavors of blackberries, black cherries, plums and mocha. The alcohol is high, giving this 100% Cabernet some heat, but it should pair well with char-broiled steak.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander’s Crown is pure wildness and gaminess. Savory herbs, licorice, menthol, tobacco and plums grace a powerful, structured frame in this expressive, individualistic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromas and flavors are quite vivid from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
According to Connoisseurs Guide - Here again is very full-bodied Cabernet that is clearly biased to ripeness, yet it, like its cellarmates, stops short of going too far. It delivers plenty of deep, oak-enriched, black cherry fruit even as it still fights with coarsening tannin to spare, and it wins endorsement for its varietal solidity rather than for anything resembling refinement. How much and if the latter is to come is a question whose answer will be a good five or six years in the making.
According to Wine Spectator - Dense and well-built, offering a tight mix of dried dark berry, smoke, charcoal and graphite notes, with dried herbs. The firm structure bodes well for aging, and the tannins give the flavors traction. Best from 2014 through 2024. 15.5% ABV. Rated 90+
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