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The fact that you're considering a wine like Herzog Special Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon probably means you know that the more specific the appellation on a wine's label, the better the wine is likely to be.And you probably also know that the Alexander Valley in California's Sonoma County is the source of some of the earthiest and most complex Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.Winemaker Joe Hurliman only allows light filtration to preserve the brooding notes of stewed black raspberry and licorice that meld seamlessly with the layers of mocha and vanilla and carry through on the seemingly endless finish.Try a glass on its own to appreciate the full complexity, then pair it with Moroccan lamb burgers or rib-eye steaks that get a spicy dry rub before hitting the grill.
Enjoy with an aged ribeye, lamb roast, or pasta dish with red sauce
Complex and nuanced flavors, with warm currant, wild berries and plum, mixed with spice and cedar. Long luxurious finish.
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Name: Kosher Wino
Vintage Reviewed: 2008 (Reviewed on 1/20/13)
- Consistently a winner for Herzog and likely the best vintage since 2004. Iâ€™ve tasted this several times over the past year and itâ€™s just coming around right now. This wine has a wonderful nose steeped in a blend of crushed blackberry and black cherry with nuances of plum and, in true Herzog style, plenty of vanilla and oak. On the attack, a mouthful of black and red fruit (ever so slightly sweet) that gently slides into mocha and spice on a background of toast. Not quite full-bodied but weighty enough on the palate for consideration. Silky tannins and concentration create a soft, round mouthfeel masking the wineâ€™s braun in a veil of elegance. The long finish is rich with spice and zest that ends with a sumptuous note of licorice. Well-balanced with a solid structure, this wine will only improve with age and can be enjoyed for the next 8-10 years. Cheers!