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2012 The Calling Cabernet Sauvignon "Alexander Valley"

Winery: The Calling

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $37

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 30, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon is a real quaffer and will be loved by fans of lighter styled wines like Pinot. It opens with a black cherry bouquet with hints of new leather, earth and strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, not overly complex but very easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a very tasty cedar plank infused subtle black cherry with notes of strawberry licorice and a hint of plum. The finish is dry and its mild and well managed tannins drift away nicely. The panel felt this food friendly Cab would pair well with a filet mignon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon presents blackberry and plum aromatics typical of the Alexander Valley, along with accents of coffee and toasted nuts. Elegant tannins and balanced acidity provide structure for the rich fruit on the palate, which lingers on the finish.

Organic status: not organic

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