2015
Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

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 the Alexander Valley.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of boysenberry, tart blackberry and a hint of cinnamon.

Palate: 

On the palate, rich flavors of dark fruits are complemented by notes of graham cracker, molasses and tea leaf. This well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon features a full mouthfeel, luscious tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The unseasonably warm temperatures in the early growing season in the Napa Valley in 2015 resulted in early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures later in the season caused uneven fruit set and resulted in a smaller crop than previous average yields. Winemakers and vineyard crews worked diligently to pick and sort the best berries. While drought was still a concern for most of California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the water year. 

 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5 %
  • PH: 3.69
  • TA: 5.89 g/L
  • Aging: 
    • 16​ months in  100% neutral oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fine Steak
Cheese & Nuts:
époisse or soumaintrain
Sauces:
Bourbon barbeque
SKU:
WCSAV153
$54