1995 Souverain Alexander Valley - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 07-07-2001

Boy has this hummer evolved. he brite cherry nose of youth has been replaced by a dusty, dark fruit, spicy complex nose. All comes thru on the palate with a smooth entry, good middle palate and decent finish. A wine that was, and still is, always in the P/Q forefront. Still dark ruby and with enough rounded tannins to carry it another couple and should plateau for another 5 after. Very good juice for the under 15 tag. WW

- newsguy - 09-10-2001


having lucked into finding 4 bottles on the '94 barrelli creek cab back in march, i always cruise the wine aisle whenever i'm in a grocery store searching for that bottle that the distributor found somewhere in storage and passed along to a retail outlet.

it paid off tonight when i found a bottle of the 95 chateau souverain cab -- at $11.99! since i can't be sure of the provenance of this the past few years, do you think i can take a chance and put this in the wine locker for a year, or should i just count my blessings and pop this baby ASAP?

- winoweenie - 09-11-2001

Definately the latter. and the Drewster. WW

- newsguy - 09-11-2001

thanks, WW. i'll have this baby with a nice porterhouse next week.

and i'm not even close to having drew's luck finding old bottles on the shelf. he's the golden boy ;-)

- winoweenie - 09-11-2001

It's the Sherlock hat and pipe. WW

- Drew - 09-11-2001

Trained observer!! [img][/img]

- newsguy - 09-26-2001

finally popped this to go with a rubbed porterhouse on the grill.

dark fruits (mostly currants?) and chocolate -- a LOT of chocolate -- with a touch of oak. flavors weren't quite as big as i had hoped, but i'm guessing that's from provenance. think this bottle is on the downward slope.

very nice wine. wish i could find some that had been stored with care the past few years.