Pellegrini Family Wines
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
The demand for California Cabernet Sauvignon is at an all time high, and Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley ranks right up there with the Napa Valley for excellent versions like Pellegrini’s affordable luxury wine from the Cloverdale Ranch vineyard. The quality-to-value proposition here is incredible for a wine that’s ready for a steak dinner right now. Our advice? Stock up!
“One of the tasty new finds that won’t break the penny back is the Pellegrini 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Made with high-quality fruit from the warm growing region of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, the wine features fragrant aromas of red and blue fruits, fresh violets, cardamom, sage, and cedar. On the palate, the flavors expand with lively notes of dark cherry, plum, blueberry, cassis, mineral, chocolate nibs, pepper, dried herbs, and roasted walnuts. Overall, the texture is graceful with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a long silky finish.” - 91 points, Christopher Sawyer, Sommelier and Wine Critic
Black cherries. Cedar, leather, wood smoke, dust, dried sage, and pipe tobacco.
Cassis, anise, and a woodsy spice. Unlike a gooey, ripe version with New World mega fruit, this wine has traditional Cabernet styling.
Deep fruit that’s dry on the palate with a soft baking chocolate grip.
Try this marvelous wine with roasted purple Peruvian potatoes with rosemary, baked portabella mushrooms stuffed with tangy sausage, gourmet Mac n’ Cheese, chicken mole, roasted duck breast, beef stew, lamb shank, or simply let it open up in the glass while watching sporting events or enjoying festive weekend activities. Think of it as a chef’s best friend - and a great discovery for fans of elegant styles of Cabernet Sauvignon.
What the Winery Says
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
- Cloverdale Ranch Vineyard, Alexander Valley AVA
- Robert Pellegrini