AVV Alexander Valley Vineyards Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 90 IWC
Single Vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and certified organic grapes! Normally only available at the winery.
The 2018 growing season began a bit cooler than the past few vintages, but we had a near perfect fruit set with moderate summer temperatures and relatively few heat spikes. The mild weather led to a longer hang time, allow-ing the grapes to ripen slowly with excellent flavors and balanced natural acidity. After picking the fruit over two days in October, 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 38% new French and American oak barrels for 24 months.
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.
90 Sante Int'l Wine Cometition
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is fruit forward with rich texture. It intrigues with earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, leather, chocolate, and plum. Lush, juicy flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, oak, chocolate and a note of cool menthol fill the glass. The 2018 is a mouth-filling wine with loads of good structure and fine tannins on the long finish.
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