Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the core varietal of Napa Valley. Cabernet likes the heat and sun of Napa Valley so it can reach ripe aromas and tannins which make the varietal very exciting. Although, as with every wine, the balance between tannins, acidity, mouth feel and aromas has to be respected. In light of this, we add a touch of Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for spice and Petit Verdot to strengthen the wine (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot).

2009 was a very consistent season with stable temperatures which produced grapes with higher aciditry due to the temperate season. Although, in October Napa Valley had a major tropical storm which was followed by a less intrusive rain two weeks later. This forced most winemakers to pick prior to the rain. At Alpha Omega, they decided to let the fruit hang through the rain to obtain better tannic ripeness. Because they have a quadruple sorting system, the ability was given to sort out grapes that were not up to their standards. This means fewer grapes but perfect ripeness. Overall, this vintage is a bit more Bordeaux-like with wines with a lower alcohol content and a little bit higher acidity.

This Cabernet Sauvignon blend shows a brilliant ruby red color with touches of cherry red on the rim. On the nose, you will have a explosion of black currant, cedar wood, saw dust, grenadine and black cherry lingering on dry spices with touches of clay, nutmeg, chocolate and fresh plum. On the palate, our Cabernet Sauvignon gives a soft fruit entrance with black currant, blueberry and black cherry, balanced with a backbone of acidity with hints of red currant, red cherry and blackberry pie.

1500 Cases Made
Drink now until 2021

Robert Parker : 90pts
WineSpectator : 89pts

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Details

Price:
88,00€ / bottle
Wine type:
Red Wine
Country:
USA
State:
California
Region:
Napa Valley
Winery:
Alpha Omega
Vintage:
2009
Bottle:
750ml
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:
14,0%