Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wine EnthusiastThis Cabernet is immediately succulent, with smooth tannins, gorgeous layers of oak, and intricate flavors of blackberries, black cherries, plums and mocha. The alcohol is high, giving this 100% Cabernet some heat, but it should pair well with char-broiled steak.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander's Crown is pure wildness and gaminess. Savory herbs, licorice, menthol, tobacco and plums grace a powerful, structured frame in this expressive, individualistic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromas and flavors are quite vivid from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
Wine SpectatorDense and well-built, offering a tight mix of dried dark berry, smoke, charcoal and graphite notes, with dried herbs. The firm structure bodes well for aging, and the tannins give the flavors traction. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,644 cases made.