Alexander Valley is the source for the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, where the grapes are grown at high elevations on sloped hillsides with good drainage. This naturally puts an element of stress on the vines which creates small clusters, small berries and intensified flavors. The grapes were hand-sorted and underwent a five-day cold soak prior to fermentation to extract optimal color and flavor. After a long and slow fermentation, the wine was allowed to remain on its skins for an additional eight days to build structure and integrate tannins. The wine is then aged in 100% French oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation, followed by 20 months of aging.

96 Points
Sunset International Wine Competition
2017 vintage
95 Points
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Tasting Note

This is a rich Cabernet with deep, layered aromas and concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum, cocoa bean and dried sage. Firmly structured with dusty tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Excellent with blue cheese, wild mushrooms and ribeye steak

Technical Data
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Unique Selling Points
  • Aged in 75% new French oak barrels, for 20 months

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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