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Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2001

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is typically one of the softer, rounder manifestations of the varietal. This is the more open-structured of our two Cabernet bottlings, which reveals its accessible, yet substantial and age-worthy personality. Rich, plummy, lightly herbal, and toasty, with mild cassis character, this unfined, unfiltered wine will complement a wide variety of foods for many years.

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Winemaker’s Notes

This wine is proof of the exceptional quality of the 2001 vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in the area. It is 100% varietal, from a portion of the Scherrer vineyard illustrating the concentration and focus of this region in a great vintage. This is definitely a serious wine. It has beautiful perfumed varietal aromatics closely related to the Scherrer Vineyard bottling, yet it’s still different. Its beacon-like balance didn’t harmonize with the Scherrer Vineyard designate (still waiting to be bottled, even after 29 months). Stuart Piggot, a well-known wine journalist from Europe, recently visited and told me that he thinks most Napa Cabernet producers he has visited would love to have even two barrels of this wine as a reserve lot and to charge significantly more. Cab lovers take note: this is not to be missed.

Wine Specs

Weight 46.75 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 3.25 × 3.25 in
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  1. Wine EnthusiastSteve Heimhoff, November 2005

    This Cabernet is instantly likeable for its delicious black currant, cocoa and sweet anise flavors. It’s as soft as velvet,with just enough acidity and tannins to make it balanced. 89 Points.