2018 Frei Brothers Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


What a great taste treat! The 2018 version of the wine was just rated among Wine Spectator’s top-ten value wines of 2021, with a list price of (never-pay-this-much) $27. Wine Spectator gave the wine 90 points. So, too, did Wine Enthusiast, saying, “Opening on a hearty nose of clove, this soft, approachable wine is nicely textured and concentrated in black cherry and cassis flavors. It's firm in tannins and oak, finishing with a slight note of black pepper.” The producers of the wine commented, “Our Frei Brothers Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic expression of a deftly balanced Cabernet from this acclaimed region. Aromas of blackberries and dark cherry open in the glass. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with silky tannins and great structure. Brimming with layers of Mission plum and cassis, our Cabernet Sauvignon reveals touches of caramel and cocoa that complement a long, detailed finish.” My own tasting panel’s consensus was that I needed more on hand! While the $27 price tag is reasonable enough, I paid $11.54 from Vivino. Wines that are priced like this – waaaay below suggested retail – do not remain available for long. Act fast! Use Wine Searcher or Google.

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