Alexander Beck Cellars
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Alexander Valley
We are thrilled, today, to bring you another great wine from Alexander Beck Cellars. Today’s 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is fantastic, even at the full retail price. At our Wine Spies price of just $17.99, this wine is a remarkable value.
This Cabernet Sauvignon, which is an elegant, extracted and delicious wine that gives higher-dollar Napa Cabs a real run for their money. For a lot less money! Today’s classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon really does drink well above its price class.
A tad shy on opening, this wine really springs to life after some hearty swirling. Decanting will also do the trick, but we prefer to see how wonderfully the wine evolves, right in the glass. Elegant, dark and very delicious, this wonderful wine is built to please the senses.
Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity, dear Operative. Today’s very highly recommended wine is an outstanding value.
Darkest black plum purple hues at the center of the wine. At the edges, a chubby ring of light purple encircles the wine.
Dark aromas of stewed black cherry and plum with blackberry and cassis. These are followed by more subtle notes of tobacco, cedar and black cherry candy.
Smoky violet, blackberry, black cherry and dark raspberry. These are closely followed by Earl Grey tea, sweet pipe tobacco and a hint of sweet spice.
Long and packed with dark flavor, this wine has a wonderful dusty, softly smoky finish that concludes with a distinctly velvety quality all around the palate.
Enjoy this wine with everything from a grilled teriyaki burger to an elegant filet mignon.
What the Winery Says
Alexander Beck 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
85% Cabernet 15% Merlot
Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Alexander Valley’s intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying graceful notes of dark chocolate and black pepper. In typical Alexander Valley style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character.
The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. Fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.”
About the Winery
Alexander Beck Cellars, located in Alexander Valley, produces premium varietals true to the region, Chardonnay and Cabernet.