Named after an enterprising pioneer by the name of Cyrus Alexander, the Alexander Valley is defined by the path of the Russian River as it flows from Mendocino County southeast to Healdsburg. In the 1880s, immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony agricultural cooperative at Asti. In the 1950s, the winery was California’s second-most visited tourism destination, after Disneyland. The 1960s and 1970s established Alexander Valley as a place where high quality Cabernet Sauvignon could be grown. Today, while retaining its agricultural character, the valley comprises 15,000 vineyard acres and 42 wineries. The AVA (American Viticulture Area) status was established in 1984.
2014 B.R.Cohn Chardonnay
List price 20.00; Our price 15.99
The cool climate of the Alexander Valley allows the grapes to develop ripe, rich flavors, while maintaining a bright and refreshing acidity. Each vineyard contributes its own unique aroma and flavor to produce a wine of exceptional depth and body. The wine offers aromas of pear, apple, and citrus surrounded by toasty French oak and crisp acidity with flavors of green apple and lemon. Enjoy it on its own, or pair it with your favorite grilled seafood or poultry
2014 MacMurray Chardonnay
List price 20.00; Our price 17.99
This wine is a rich expression of the appellation, offering elegant aromas of bright citrus, lemon meringue and peach underscored by hints of fresh apricot. On the palate, subtle notes of toasted vanilla and a hint of brown spice from oak aging are framed by a luxurious mouthfeel. Notes of macadamia, mineral and honey linger on a satisfying finish polished with lifted acidity.
2016 Kobler Estate Winery Chardonnay, Bacigalupi Vineyards
List price 22.50; Our price 19.99 There is a measured richness on the nose of this impressive and elegant expression of the AVA. The wine is medium bodied and shows bright acidity, hinting at a lemony salt and a touch of stone. It exhibits notes of vanilla, Meyer lemon, and orange blossom. It is lightly oaked and well integrated, leading to a complex texture and silky finish.
2012 Folie à Deux Merlot
List price 12.00; Our price 9.99
The Folie à Deux 2012 Alexander Valley Merlot has berry fruit characteristics with a touch of toasty caramel and nutty characteristics from the oak and has a firm layer of plush tannins. The berry fruit, vanilla and cherry flavors are concentrated and focused boasting a firm grip on the finish. Its balanced acidity makes it a perfect complement to most meat dishes, such as seared steak or lasagna Bolognese.
2014 Trig Point Merlot, Diamond Dust Vineyard
List price 20.00; Our price 17.95
This Merlot has a deep violet color. It shows ripe plum and blackberry aromas with red raspberry and black cherry flavors. It is full-bodied with good density. The palate is lush, finishing with velvety tannins and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
2013 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
List price 30.00; Our price 26.99
Wine Enthusiast Magazine gives this wine a 91-point rating: “This well-made wine offers great value for the appellation, elegant in dusty cedar and pencil shavings, the fruit subdued and approachable. Full bodied, it remains balanced in the glass, its oak profile nicely kept in check.”
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