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2005 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • juneau bob wrote:

    June 4, 2020 - Not bad for 15 years. Pretty toasty at opening, After a while, dark chocolate flavors emerge.

  • tekDoc Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 6, 2015 - Smooth, lighter for a cab

  • Rasiulis Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 6, 2013 - Cost: $28.99 (sale $20.99) (Cayman Islands)
    Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
    Category: Red Wine
    Location Bought: Jacques Scott
    Country: United States
    Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
    Format: 750 mL
    Producer: Souverain Winery
    Alcohol: 14.1 % Alcohol/Vol.
    Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
    Positives: I find that Souverain Winery produces excellent wines and this one doesn’t disappoint me. This Cab features spruce, smoked oak, boysenberry, blueberry, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, graphite, leather and arugula. Medium+ body and tannins with good acidity and a fairly long length.
    Negatives: None
    Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair with T-bone steak.
    Tasted: 6 Feb 13
    Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (9/10 sale price), Total: 18/20
    Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

  • cojunbali Likes this wine: 85 points

    January 7, 2013 - clear ruby in the glass. pleasant nose with jammy dark fruit, currant and oak. good acidity with ample black cherry, leather with smokey oak notes. still a little harsh on the mid palate with gripping tannins. good but not great. can hold 1-2 more years.

  • Vervelb wrote: 81 points

    July 26, 2012 - Harsh mid palate, improves considerably with dark choc

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/6/2008 (link) 89 points

    (Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley) Dark red violet color; minty, sage, chocolaty, berry and black fruit nose; plush, easy to drink, soft, chocolaty, black fruit, sage and menthol palate with a blackberry core; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Souverain
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Alexander Valley
  • UPC Codes 088553093496, 088593700200

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 321 (34%)
  • Consumed 611 (65%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

alone, pepper steak, steak

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