2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Organically Grown
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Vineyard:  Certified Organic

Alcohol:  14.2%

ph:  3.40

TA:   6.85 g/L

Size:  750ml

2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Organically Grown

Retail Price: $32.00

Single Vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and certified organic grapes! 

Alexander Valley Vineyards is located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley on the historic property settled in the 1840s by valley namesake, Cyrus Alexander.  The Wetzel Family purchased the original homestead in 1962, continuing a tradition of family farming on the site.  From the beginning they treasured the spot they call home and took steps to preserve it for future generations. In 2008 Hank and Linda Wetzel began organically farming a single Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard planted with Clone 4 and Clone 6.   The vineyard was certified organic in 2011 by CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers).

Overall, 2016 was a more normal growing season than the last few years.  While the drought was still persistent, we received much needed rain over the winter and early spring.  The good weather continued through the summer with no damaging heat spikes.  Yields were slightly reduced, but the quality and flavor of the grapes were stellar.  We vinified and aged the organic vineyard fruit separately to produce a single vineyard “organically grown” Cabernet Sauvignon.  After harvest the grapes were de-stemmed, fermented and aged in 25% new French oak barrels for 28 months.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is fruit forward with great balance and rich texture.  In the glass are earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, boysenberry, chocolate, dark cherry and plum, along with flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, oak, chocolate and a hint of mint.  This wine has good structure and a rich juicy finish.  Alexander Valley Vineyards has been known for world class Cabernet Sauvignon for 40 years, and this organically grown wine continues that tradition and celebrates our commitment to sustainable agriculture and family farming. 

Accolades:

2016:  90 points & Best Buy - Wine & Spirits Magazine
2016:  Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2016:  Gold Medal - San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
2016:  Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016:  89 points - Wine Advocate