Intense blackberry and cassis flavors, ripe plum, licorice, lavender, chocolate, velvety texture in the midpalette but with firm tannins, long, intense sweet finish of blackberry and spice that persists for minutes. Aromas of Cassis, blackberry, plum, fennel, chocolate, black pepper.
For those who like your Cabernet Sauvignon black, brooding, rich and with plenty of tannin, the Dashe Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is for you. It exhibits all of the intensity and complexity of Alexander Valley Cabernet, but with a style that is more reminiscent of a European wine.
It truly is an example of ‘œthe iron fist in a velvet glove,‘ showing wonderfully intense Cabernet flavors, along with a perfumed aroma, layers and layers of fruit and spice, and a long, complex finish.It needs either extended aging or, if consumed young, it should be decanted well before drinking to allow the wine to soften and integrate the fruit and tannin.
Varietals: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot