Our 7th Cabernet Sauvignon comes to us from Alexander Valley. By sheer luck, a few weeks before the 2017 fires wiped out our red grapes in Dry Creek Valley, famous grape grower Alex Vyborny had offered me some of his Cabernet fruit.
The location was a dream come true for me... his vineyards sit between the famous Silver Oak Cabernet vines and Peter Michael's world class properties in the middle of Alexander Valley. B-I-N-G-O!!
The wine is near perfection. The color is a deep dark reddish purple with inviting aromas of darker fruits. With hints of sandalwood, salty air, orange peel, and soft oak and wisps of cedar. The flavors are sublime and more complex than any wine we've done to date. There's blue and red fruit, but hints of milk chocolate and baking spices meld into the soft hidden grape of the Cabernet. It's how I imagine a 100 point wine would taste from Alexander Valley. The after tastes linger forever with mouthfeel perfection.
This reminds me of the old-world styles of Napa Cabs from the 80's and 90's but without the fruit bomb forward style that never ages. Drink from 2021 to 2026. Produced ~ 86 cases. Discounts on 6 or more bottles.