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Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2013

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.

Winemaker’s Notes

Very high tones, cassis, menthol, black fruits, sweet, damp earth, etc. It’s all there. It was kept just about 3 years in barrel on initial lees with no racking. This is essentially unheard of with this variety. I have slowly worked in this direction and feel it is best for the Scherrer Vineyard whether bottled as a vineyard designate or not. This bottling relies on acidity more than the vineyard designate for its structure which allows it to be released sooner with the added bonus as being a little more food-versatile.

Wine Specs

Weight 46.75 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 3.25 × 3.25 in
Sizes Bottled


Release Status

Restaurant Release



Release Date

Cases produced



  1. VinousAugust 2017

    The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) is a gorgeous mountain wine endowed with striking aromatics, mid-weight structure and tons of personality. coffee, herbs, licorice, dark cherry and leather are some f the many notes that give the wine its distinctive aromatic and flavor signatures. This is very nicely done. 92 Points. Antonio Galloni