All of our Cabernet Sauvignons originate from the family vineyard. However, the soils and rootstocks vary so it is not surprising to end up with a couple different expressions of the grape in the area. We bottle part with only the ‘Alexander Valley’ designation and the rest with the Vineyard designation. This is the part that expresses the site more perfectly.
Delicate cassis notes, mincemeat, forest floor and plums greet the nose. Initially fleshy, the palate becomes centered, with juiciness from the moderate acidity reigning in the herd. Less of the spices show on the mouth and more of the dark fruit and freshly tanned leather appear. Tasting a bottle three days since first pulling the cork, the aromas really opened up to reveal fennel, cassis and black fruits which are quite persistent. Bottled this past summer, it promises a very long life as classic versions of this variety should.