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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 4 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2005 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerAlexander Valley Vineyards (web)
VarietyRed Blend
DesignationTwo Barrel
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationAlexander Valley
UPC Code(s)085798001422

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Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 3 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by andrewstevenson.com on 5/20/2008 & rated 88 points: 13.8%
A blend of 50% syrah : 50% merlot that spends 4 months in American and French oak. The nose has concentrated blackberry and plum fruits with a hint of fruit jelly. Good palate: very open and easy, but there’s a nice structure too. (1485 views)

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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Producer website
Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.
The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes’ varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.
Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.

Red Blend

Red Blend is used for any combination of red grapes that does not fit into CellarTracker's preset blends (Red Bordeaux Blend, etc). Actual blend composition for a given wine should be entered under the per wine or per wine vintage wiki articles.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Vintners

Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association | Wikipedia

 
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