Cabernet Sauvignon
Scherrer Vineyard, 1997

$ 84.00

This is a unique and exotic expression of Alexander Valley benchland Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in small French oak cooperage for about thirty months, with infrequent racking. Bottled without fining or filtration to respect the expression of the site, this 100% varietal wine enjoys both a youthful suppleness and the structure necessary for lengthy storage.

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Winemaker's Notes

This is our first bottling of this variety from my father’s Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Quite frankly, I was skeptical that it would become amazing wine. How wrong I was. Dad was right — again. It was his idea to plant this variety.

I drove everybody crazy during the development of this wine, because I didn’t know what or when or how I was going to deal with it, therefore no commitments were made. The idea was to let the wine dictate all of that. So, here it is: exotic but still 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has high-toned aromas like what Viognier gives Syrah sometimes. There is a very little bit of dried herbs (like thyme) on the nose, lots of ripe Cabernet fruit, and a little pretty oak in just the right places, etc. The texture is supple on the ‘outside,’ with a sufficient and appropriate structure for many years of bottle development. It is kind of like a gentle giant.






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