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2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark plum red in the glass, and bursting with blue and black fruits, dark chocolate, and pepper. Rich, robust, and age-worthy.

$37.00 750mL

    James MacPhail's Notes

    The Alexander Valley consists of a broad valley floor bisected by the Russian River. It is surrounded by hills that block the coastal fog, keeping the area warmer than most of its neighbors. This climate, combined with well-drained, gravelly soil, allows the region to produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in all of California.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    18 months in 100% French oak (50% new)
    Appellation
    Alexander Valley
    Alcohol
    14.0

    Tasting Notes

    Dark plum red in color with aromas of ripe blackberry and dark chocolate with hints of spicy oak and black pepper. The palate is rich and concentrated, with ripe blue and black fruits interlaced with notes of toasted oak, finishing with robust and rounded tannins.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-sorted and gently crushed. The wine underwent natural-yeast fermentation in barrel, and then was allowed an extended maceration period to soften the tannins. The wine was bottled after 18 months of aging in French oak, with an equal amount of new and neutral barrels.

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    Alexander Valley

    Stretching from the valley floor to the high altitude benchlands along the northeastern edge of Sonoma County, Alexander Valley is a diverse appellation known for possessing the ideal climate for growing Bordeaux grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon.

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