Alexander Valley Vineyards (Wetzel Family Estates) 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.99-$24.99, 89+ points, poured a deep ruby red trending orange toward the still broad clear wine ring.
Aromatic underbrush, cedar, blackberry, and hints of cinnamon were excellent.
Medium-plus body carried fair acidity, nearly resolved tannin (considerable sediment-decant), and a wonderful panoply of flavors; licorice flavors were strong, and Hot Tamales Candy were invigorating, but more traditional blackberry, mint, and blueberry were quite good.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm spice, and a well integrated 14% alcohol.
Paired well with my spiced rib-eye steak and broccoli in cheddar-cheese sauce.
You're not likely to find this vintage, but if you find a more recent vintage and you give it a try, let me know your opinion.
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