Wine & Spirits
"Elegant and complete, this is a well made wine from a light vintage, its initial cherry skin scents coming off bold, its texture supple, its overall impression compact and complete. There’s a cherry juiciness that lasts, along with a ripe figgy flavor and hard tannins."
"A jazzy style, with spicy, toasty oak leading to a core of currant, plum and anise flavors, unfolding to reveal a mineral, spice and cedar side on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2008." 91 score.
"The Alexander is suppler and fruitier, yet has excellent character and balance; the Napa Valley bottling is richer but a bit more rugged in style. Both will benefit from further aging."
Quarterly Review of Wines
"California Best of the Best. Medium ruby color; intense, ripe-blackberry nose; rich, succulent, medium-weight, blackberry and oak-vanillin flavors; nice lush texture; excellent balance, round, stylish finish." Excellent.