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2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Plum red in color with aromas of blackberry, toasted spices, and vanilla. The palate is rich, elegant and beautifully structured with layers of black fruit and freshly roasted coffee, finishing with round and supple tannins.

$37.00 750mL
    Picture of a Alexander Valley vineyard.

    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

    Plum red in color with aromas of blackberry, toasted spices, and vanilla. The palate is rich, elegant and beautifully structured with layers of black plum, blueberry, and roasted coffee, with a hint of French oak. Supple tannins compliment the fruit and racy acidity, leading to a juicy and long finish.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-sorted and gently crushed. The wine underwent natural-yeast fermentation in barrel and had an extended maceration period to soften the tannins. The wine was bottled after 18 months of aging.

    The 2018 vintage is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot.

    grapes on a vine

    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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