Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, 2016

$ 45.00

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

All the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes we use were planted by my father on the vineyard site that has been in the family since 1899.  This wine speaks to me clearly of the region, so it is labeled according to the AVA rather than the site.  It tends toward more red fruit and acidity driven than the more broody, darker toned Scherrer vineyard designate.  It may well be more versatile with food because of this.

Herbal, red fruit/cassis aromas turn immediately to red cherry lifesaver on the mouth.  As the wine airs over the hours it grows more and more focused on the red cherry notes.  Who says ‘uplifting’ when describing Cabernet Sauvignon anymore?

 

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Reviews

  1. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineJune 2020

    Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, ripe, spicy, red cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of cassis, dill, dried herbs, and chocolate; full body; ripe, cedary, red and black fruit flavors with spicy and herbal notes, and pleasing richness in the mouthfeel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable to drink now, though worthy of a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. My Score: 90/100 Nick Ponomareoff

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