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1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
Drink between 2001 - 2015 (Edit)
CT91 20 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • WetRock wrote:

    October 12, 2022 - Impressive given the pedigree. Rich up front, even showing some oak still. Fades in expression at the midpalate quite plainly. Strong acidity and light tannin. I really liked this classic Cab expression even if it was incomplete. It didn't come at a big cost and is quite lively yet. Souverain was definitely old school when it came to winemaking back in the day. The state of their wines beyond two decades into the next century is a great testament to that skill.

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 28, 2020 - Finally got the cork out in one piece! Have had half a dozen of these in the past 15 years, and the only bad thing about these wines are the corks turning to sawdust when you try to remove! A QPR Champion here, still holding on to the magic. Although not the 91 Winemakers Reserve, which is absolute MIND-BLOWING wine...this reg 91 is still drinking quite nicely, especially since it's such a cheapo, and was never intended to be aged out for 30yrs! Dark plum, slight rose rim color...super dusty, minty, leather, walnut oil, dried leaves, cigar wrapper, plumberry nose. Fruit still sweet...plum, cherry, currants...soft and dusty pencil tannins...slight cherry skin sours for a refreshing acidity kick...subtle complexities of leather, menthol tobacco, dried leaf pile...and that crazy dusty cigar box. This bottle seems a lot fresher than the last one 9 years ago...maybe from the sounder cork? More subtle and lighter bodied than the reserve, of course, yet that wine is a freak! Classical old school...classical 1991...just plan class!

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  • Schwarzer Hund Likes this wine:

    May 31, 2019 - Nothing to not like with this wine! Dark red color, plum and dark cherry aromas, dense fruit on palate, very smooth, tannins are fully integrated, finish would put a lot of expensive cabs to shame. Plenty of life left in this one. Great value. Dare we mention that it is 28 years old. Purchased at Vineyard. Served with Prime grade Ribeye steaks.

  • mercurius wrote: 95 points

    May 31, 2019 - Just an amazing wine!

  • mercurius wrote: 95 points

    September 23, 2018 - One of the best wines I've ever had!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/11/2006 (link) 92 points

    (Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Group's #2 (my #3) – 32 pts; 1 1st place vote, 3 2nd place votes, 2 thirds, 0 last places – Lovely dried and ripe cherry and sandalwood nose; rich, ripe plum and cherry palate with hints of leather and firm but sweet tannins; short-medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Souverain
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Alexander Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 125 (69%)
  • Consumed 56 (31%)

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