The alexander valley is hot by day, but cooled by coastal breezes at night. We select our grapes from the coveted hillside vineyards in the alexander valley, where a unique combination of soil and climate work together to create unparalleled complexity and flavor. This cabernet sauvignon opens with aromas of cassis and crushed berries. On the palate, flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and tobacco are framed by firm, velvety tannins and a long, elegant finish.
Awards & Accolades:
• 90 Points and Best Buy, Wine & Spirits, April 2013 (2009 Vintage)
• 90 Points, The Wine Advocate, February 2011 (2008 Vintage)
• Gold, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2008 Vintage)
The grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon were gently destemmed, but not crushed, leaving a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. A full eight to ten days of contact between the grapes and the skins allowed us to extract intense color and flavor before fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and add complexity.
Appellation: Alexander Valley Varietal Content: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot Alcohol Level: 14.2%