Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date:  September 10, 2015

Alcohol:  14.4%

pH:  3.34

TA:  7.05 g/L

Closure:  Cork

Size:  750ml


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Rich, concentrated and silky - Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest!

We harvested the fruit for this release from a single vineyard in front of the winery.  The five acre vineyard was planted to Clone 337 in 1995-1998 and produces small berries with intense color, rich flavors and incredible concentration.  Winemaker Kevin Hall says:  "this is one of my favorite blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon on the property". 

The western drought continued in 2015 and was once again a topic of much discussion.  A cool spring, rain at bloom and hot July along with the continued effects from the lack of rain contributed to lower yields.  As a result the grapes had superb fruit flavors at harvest.  After harvest this lot was de-stemmed, fermented and then aged in new French oak barrels for 26 months.

Aromas of cassis, black cherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits and a hint of menthol fill the glass.  This is a smooth wine with flavors of dark fruit, cassis, vanilla and chocolate.  It is silky with well integrated tannins and flavors that linger for a long time, giving you the chance to reflect on the history and tradition of Alexander Valley Vineyards and Cabernet Sauvignon.


2015:  98 points - Beverage Dynamics/Cheers
2015:  97 points & Double Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition
2015:  91 points - Wine Advocate
2015:  92 points - Decanter World Wine Awards
2015:  91 points - California State Fair Wine Competition
2015:  Gold Medal - San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition