It's hardly surprising that Cabernet Sauvignon is popular in Sonoma County, as it’s the most popular red varietal wine in the world, which is why we put together a guide to Cabernet Sauvignon. Intensely tannic and long-lived, Cabernet Sauvignon initially gained fame as a principal contribution to the great wines of Bordeaux, while today, comparisons to the wines of Sonoma County’s neighbor to the east are just as inevitable.
Trentadue Winery, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon La Storia 2016
The 2016 La Storia Cab has a dense ruby-purple color followed by abundant varietal aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberry and black licorice with hint of herbs and ripe olives. The predominately French oak aging contributes aromas of vanilla, cocoa dust and slight toast. The mouth feel is medium dense, fresh and juicy with balanced acidy and very soft tannins for a young wine. The alcohol content is balanced and the acidity is relatively high suggesting excellent longevity for this wine. Drink now or age for 5-7 years.
91 pts. Robert Parker
Michael Pozzan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The 2015 Alexander Valley Cab strikes a balance between restrained and untamed, much like the land where the grapes are grown. The nose is bright with notes of blueberries, malted chocolate, and a subtle floral note of violets. In the mouth, the wine is dripping with juicy blackberries and milk chocolate covered cherries, layered with mouth-filling tannins and spiced with a hint of Chinese five spice powder. The wood is well integrated and balanced, providing a perfectly structured frame for the wine’s generous fruit.Enjoy this extroverted Cabernet with grilled hanger steak served with pan roasted Brussels sprouts and French fries.