About This Wine
Even non-wine lovers have heard of the Napa Valley.
However, they may not be familiar with another hub of quality Cabernet Sauvignon: Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Named after an enterprising pioneer named Cyrus Alexander, Alexander Valley was considered a better place to grow wheat and raise cattle before it gained fame for its grapes.
In the 1880s, immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony agricultural cooperative at Asti. In the 1950s, that winery was California’s second-most visited tourism destination, right after Disneyland. The 1960s and ’70s established Alexander Valley as a place where top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon could be grown.
Today, some of America’s most loved Cabernets are grown and made there — including fewer than 700 cases of the 2014 Bon Vie “Reserve,” a full-bodied wine that makes a perfect pairing partner for a tender leg of lamb prepared with rosemary and caramelized garlic. It’s a special wine from a special place.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:96.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.9% Merlot and 1.2% Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:Alexander Valley Growing Area of Sonoma County
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Cedar, Vanilla, Licorice, Coconut & Toast
- Aging Vessels:American Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2021
- Food Pairing Suggestionleg of lamb with rosemary and caramelized garlic.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeCabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe