Alexandria Nicole Cellars
2010 A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon • Horse Heaven Hills
Washington: Columbia Valley
Today’s 2010 A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexandria Nicole Cellars is a rich and velvety Cabernet that delivers for the money. In fact, it really delivers.
We here at Wine Spies HQ have become very used to the lovely California Cabernets that we sleuth out. In fact, we realize that we’ve also become somewhat jaded. Today’s wine was a delightful reminder that great wines also come from other regions of the country!
This wine is a juicy, flavor-packed, approachable - and very affordable - treat that drinks like a more expensive wine. We offer it to you with our heartiest recommendation.
Dark garnet with rich ruby edges. After a hearty swirl, the wine - and the color - cling to the glass.
Rich and fruit-driven on the nose, with stewed mixed berry fruit, vanilla and subtle licorice that meld with sweet spice, toasty oak and a hint of graphite.
A burst of bold flavor, with kola nut, stewed fruit of dark berry, and plum. As the wine opens up, it reveals sweet spice and subtle dried lavender.
Fruits tail off to lingering savory notes.
Our tasting panel enjoyed this wine with an assortment of strong cheeses. That pairing was divine, but we’ll be enjoying our bottles with a teriyaki burger with a dusting of turmeric.
What the Winery Says
2010 Alexandria Nicole A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon
- Tasting Notes
- Carefully selected, blended and barrel aged for 18 months this Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with dark fruit, ripe berry flavors, hints of rosemary, vanilla, spice, cigar box, and toasty oak nuances. Its bold structure is balanced throughout with refined drying tannins that are backed by well-integrated oak, pure complexity, and a lengthy finish. Pairs well with marbled meats, lamb, beef roast, and duck.
About the Winery
Alexandria Nicole Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of hand-crafted wine from our own Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard. Our 267 acre estate vineyard is located high above the bluffs on the Columbia River, near the town of Paterson, Washington where our grapes thrive in the soils and climatic conditions of the Horse Heaven Hills.
In addition to our winery we also feature exclusive wine club rooms, and banquet facilities in our tasting rooms located in Prosser and Woodinville, Washington.