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Gold Tier

2020 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
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
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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
14.5%

Tasting Notes

Deep cherry red color and classic aromas of black fruit and toasted spice. It also has hints of blackcurrant and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and inviting, with flavors of ripe blackberry pie and complex layers of black pepper, vanilla, and cinnamon. The tannins are strong but silky, leading to a long and satisfying 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 2020 vintage is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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