Our fourth release of the very best of AVV!
Since 1975 Alexander Valley Vineyards has been known for world class Cabernet Sauvignon. To celebrate our history with Cabernet Sauvignon we selected a single barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon for this special bottling. Fans across the country refer to us as “AVV”, so they will easily recognize this ultra-premium wine by the logo on the front of this silk screened bottle.
This barrel of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from one of his favorite sites. In fact, he also chose this vineyard for the 2012 vintage. The small thirty-eight year old vineyard has gnarly, mature vines that produced loose clusters of pea sized grapes with one or two seeds. After harvest, the grapes were de-stemmed fermented, then aged for 36 months in a single new French oak tight grain barrel to slowly release the complexities and further develop the nuances.
This deep purple hued wine has intense aromatics of cassis, black cherry, vanilla, blueberry and chocolate. There are ripe fruit flavors of red and black cherry, blueberry and red plum. Great acidity balances the red fruits and long finish of this once in a lifetime selection. This is a big, yet beautifully balanced wine.
The silk screened bottle is hand numbered and packed in a single wood box. This is a wine to lay down and savor on special occasions. It showcases the very best of AVV and our rich history with Cabernet Sauvignon.
PRIOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON ACCOLADES:
2015: CYRUS - 93 points - Decanter
2015: Alexander School Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 Points - Wine Advocate
2015: Cabernet Sauvignon - 94 points - Beverage Dynamics
2015: Cabernet Sauvignon organically grown - 91 points - Wine & Spirits