ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON


Price:
$23.99

Description

2017 was a vintage of contrasts.  Our ample rainfall in January and February allayed any talk of drought, but winter rains were followed by a warm spring and many heat spikes through-out the summer until we began picking the first lot on September 7.  After harvest each lot was de-stemmed, fermented separately, then aged in 25% new American and French oak barrels for 14 months. 

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and smooth, structured tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 12% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color.   

This is an elegant wine with aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla, oak and a hint of chocolate.  In the glass there are lush flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry and chocolate. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon evolves with each sip.  This is a graceful wine with great balance and a long, lingering finish.  Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to lay down a few bottles. 

 

90 Points The Wine Advocate 

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