2014
Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The grapes were fermented warm and the tanks were pumped over 4-5 times a day for color and tannin extraction. The wines were gently drained from their skins and the balance of juice trapped in the skins was lightly pressed away. The resulting individual lots of Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot  were aged separately and blended just before bottling. We put the free run wine (drained out of the fermenter and not pressed with the grapes) to all French Oak barrels. This Bordeaux blend aged for 20 months in barrel before bottling.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of blackberries, cassis, and dark chocolate. 

Palate: 

Rich flavors of dark fruits and notes of wild herbs, this cabernet sauvignon is savory and full, yet has a balance between tannins and fruit. The harmonious boost of dark cherries and bramble berries spreads smoothly across the palate and leaves a long- lasting finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Hailing from the astounding Alexander Valley, where warm days and cooler nights allow for ample ripening time and rich flavor development, this cabernet sauvignon brings forth the plush density that highlights the intense and flavorful characteristics of this Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon.

 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5 %
  • Aging: 
    • 20​ months in oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fine Steak
Cheese & Nuts:
époisse or soumaintrain
Sauces:
Bourbon barbeque
$48