1999 Scherrer Alexander Valley - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 03-02-2005

Freds' 2nd bottling of this varietal from his dads vineyard. Brite ruby color. Lovely nose of cassis, spices, plummy red fruits. Elegant mouthfeel. Still has loads of soft tannins to shed but coming into its' prime-time. A keen Alex Cab! 90/91. 29 on futures. 14.2% alc. WW

- Glass_A_Day - 03-03-2005

I just got their mailer today WW. Have you tasted many of their wines? Should I order one of each or what? I was thinking of doing one or each of their cabs, zins, and chards. I did check the WS site and found a bunch of low ratings, but that isn't worth much.

- winoweenie - 03-03-2005

GAD I've had every red Freds' made since his 1st vintage plus all of the wines he made as winemaker for Tom Dehlinger for 10 years. 2 things....1) I've never had a wine that didn't express the varietals character and 2) Every wine he's shipped was at least above average or outstanding. (This doesn't include his SWs' as I done drink them dudes) His zins are among the 10 best made in Calif IMHO and his pinots and cabs come from some of the best vineyards in Sonoma. You must look at the palate judging for WS. Laube, IMHO, IMHO, IMHO........WW

- Drew - 03-04-2005

I've had a few of his wines; very hard to find in these parts and can't ship em in, but the few I've had were great.


- wondersofwine - 03-04-2005

I have had Greenwood Ridge Zinfandel which sources its grapes from Scherrer and really liked it, so I've got to believe that Scherrer Zinfandel is special although I haven't tried it.