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Hawkes Wine & Winery Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Wine Review

Hawkes Wine & Winery Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Hawkes Wine & Winery Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $31.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.3%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hawkes Wine & Winery

Agent: Nectar Wine Imports

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Rich, complex and full-bodied with layers of blackberry, mocha and black plum. Lovely acidity for balance with a terrific finish.

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: BBQ rib steak with blue-cheese butter;rare prime-rib.

This Hawkes Wine & Winery Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 was reviewed on December 5, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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This is a beautiful Cabernet and at forty bucks, a relative bargain given the price that great Napa Cab has hit. Dry and complex, it shows wonderful tannic structure, and the smoky oak is subtle, allowing the black and red currant and plum flavors to star. Lovely now, and should develop through 2012.

Estate grown and produced in the Alexander Valley. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in barrel for 22 months, 40 percent new French oak. A blend of fruit from two hillside vineyards: 60 percent from the Pyramid Ranch Vineyard, 40 percent from the Red Winery Road Vineyard.

Slight toasty oak notes frame the expressive currant, cherry and plum notes on the nose. The fruit notes carry through to the elegantly balanced palate with hints of spice and vanilla. A pure expression of Alexander Valley Cab.

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