2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - organically grown
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Vineyard:  Certified Organic

Alcohol:  14.0%

ph:  3.50

TA:   6.50 g/L

Size:  750ml

Home Delivery Shipping Offer:  $1 per bottle + $1 order processing fee when you order a minimum of 2 bottles

2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - organically grown

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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).

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 throughout the summer until we began picking the first lot on October 13. 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 and American oak barrels for 28 months.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is fruit forward with rich texture. In the glass there are earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, cedar, chocolate and plum, along with juicy flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, oak and chocolate. The 2017 is a beautifully balanced wine has good structure and a long finish.

Alexander Valley Vineyards has been known for world class Cabernet Sauvignon for over 40 years, this organically grown wine continues that tradition while celebrating our commitment to sustainable agriculture and family farming. 

Accolades:

2017:  91 points & Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition
2016:  90 points & Best Buy - Wine & Spirits Magazine
2015:  94 points Decanter World Wine Awards
2014:  90 points - Decanter World Wine Awards