Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.
The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes' varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.

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Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and smooth, structured tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 13% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. There are aromas of black
Item Number: 29824
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Estate' Syrah 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"This affordable wine offers tangy oak and tannin along with vibrant red fruit. Leather and juicy black plum add to its soft layers of flavor."
Item Number: 25341
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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"Aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla and a slight cocoa and chocolate note. In the glass there are rich flavors of plum, cherry, cassis, blackberry, spice and chocolate. This is a smooth wine with medium body, nice balance and a long finish."-Winemaker's Noes 

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and polished tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 6% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. There are aromas of dark fruit, blackberry,

Alexander Valley Vinards ORGAN. Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92+ Alexander Valley Vineyards has been making Cabernet Sauvignon for a long time, and the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is from 100% organically grown grapes. It has a saturated purple color and offers up big, juicy, rather classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is super-concentrated, with loads

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Estate' Pinot Noir 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 The 2014 Pinot Noir, which they first produced in 1978, is a blend from the well-known Dijon clones along with the so-called Pommard clone and then put in 100% French oak. This is a sexy, seductive style of Pinot Noir with an unimpressive light ruby color, but beautiful ripe

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Cyrus' Red Blend 2011
This wine is always complex and rich, but the 2011 has a classic elegance and silky dimension as well. This wine is always limited, we produced 912 cases of the low yielding 2011 vintage.~Winemaker's Notes.58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and polished tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 6% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. There are aromas of dark fruit,

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Estate' Syrah 2013
" Our Syrah vineyards are located on the Wetzel Family Estate near the schoolhouse where the vines enjoy the warm days and cool nights that made the Alexander Valley famous. We started producing Alexander Valley Vineyards Syrah back in 1994. At that time we didn't grow the grapes, instead Hank

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Cyrus' Red Blend 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Beverage Dynamics 97 " Alexander Valley Vineyards CYRUS 2010 (California). Done in the meritage style (Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec); winemaker Kevin Hall uses only eight very select barrel aged lots for his final cuvee; aged 12 month in French oak and

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 " There are nearly 60,000 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It exhibits Bordeaux-like notes of cedarwood, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, licorice and fruitcake. Although not

Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2012
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 First produced by the Wetzel family in 1978, Sin Zin now comes from vineyards throughout Alexander Valley, from the valley floor to the benchlands and hills. While this wine’s name might suggest excess, it’s not an excessive zinfandel at all. In fact, it’s quite clean and

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Temptation' Zinfandel 2012
" This Alexander Valley (86%) Zinfandel has elegant red fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry, Suisun Valley (13.86%) Zinfandel adds ripe, jammy flavors, while a touch of Dry Creek Valley (0.14%) Zinfandel brings a little structure and black fruit to the blend. The 2012 also includes Petite

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Redemption' Zinfandel 2012
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" This is a concentrated dark purple wine in the glass with spicy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, plum dark chocolate and vanilla. There is mouth filling texture with spicy flavors of black pepper, blueberry, dark fruits, black cherry, chocolate and molasses." ~Tasting Notes.

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Estate' Syrah 2012
" Over the years our interest in Rhone varietals has increased and we started planting additional Rhone sourced selections in 2009. This vintage now includes the four classic varietals. Our Grenache and Mourvèdre are produced in such small quantities that we ferment each lot in macrobins. We use a

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Redemption' Zinfandel 2011
" In the glass this is a concentrated dark purple wine with spicy aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum, chocolate, black pepper and vanilla. There is mouth filling texture with spicy flavors of blueberry, black pepper and dark fruits. Kevin Hall says: “the 2011 is a big, rich wine with a long

Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2011
" The 2011 is 100% Zinfandel with aromas of black plum, black cherry, vanilla and oak. There are rich flavors of plum and black cherry along with a spicy finish. This wine has a full mouthfeel and opulent style. -Winemaker's Comments.  Sin Zin 2011 just named Grand Champion - 17th Annual

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah 2010
" This dark purple wine has aromas of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and spice. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla are complemented by silky tannins and a long finish. If you’re a fan of the traditional “GSM” blends then try a bottle of our 2010 Syrah. " ~ Winery notes

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Redemption' Zinfandel 2010
" In the glass there are aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, black pepper and vanilla. There is mouth filling texture with spicy flavors of blueberry, black pepper and dark fruits. Kevin Hall says: “this is a big wine with a long finish.” ~ Winemaker

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Light and late are the two words most often used to describe the 2011 vintage. A wet winter and spring delayed bloom, then heavy rain at bloom hindered the fruit set decreasing the grape yields dramatically. A cool summer prolonged the growing season and harvest started later than usual. The

Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2010
" The 2010 includes a small amount of Petite Sirah to broaden the mouthfeel on the wine and add a little more dark fruit to the palate. There are aromas of raspberry, plum, black cherry, and citrus. In the glass there are flavors of plum, cranberry, black cherry, and classic spicy black pepper. The

Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Redemption' Zinfandel 2009
" In the glass there are aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, black pepper and vanilla. There is mouth filling texture with spicy flavors of blueberry, black pepper, dark fruits and a long finish. Winemaker Kevin Hall notes that “this is a big wine”. " ~ Winery Notes

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah 2009
" This is a layered fruit forward wine with dark fruit aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, vanilla combined with barrel spice and oak. This wine has a soft entry, medium mouthfeel and flavors of blackberry jam, vanilla and black cherry with firm tannins and a long finish. " ~Winemaker notes.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
" Overall, 2010 was a cool growing year with fewer heat spikes than in the past few years. Diligent vineyard management was the key to achieving great fruit development and uniform ripening. The grapes had good structure, balance and complexity at harvest." ~ Winery notes

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2010
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 "The 2010 Chardonnay Estate is a very pretty wine, not to mention an outstanding value in California Chardonnay. Lemon, vanilla, white flowers and green pears are some of the notes that flow from this zesty, vibrant Chardonnay. The estate’s Chardonnay is aged 70% in steel and 30%