2016 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 North Coast Press Democrat Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD, 95 points - Limited to 2 bottles

2016 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: RY16CSAV-750ml

2020 North Coast Press Democrat Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD, 95 points


Appellation
Alexander Valley
Varietal
75% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
Oak aging
24 months in 100% French oak, 40% new
Harvested
October 12, 2016
Bottled
August 6, 2018
Alcohol %
14.4
Production
853 cases
Tasting Notes
Our 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet is seductive and embracing with black cherry compote, ripe mission figs, currants and melted dark chocolate. Silky rich layers of juicy plums, pomegranates and cherries with hints of dusty cocoa, sweet tobacco and lavender. Decant for just a few hours to bring out the incredible ruby red fruits and enjoy a lasting full finish.
Winemaker Notes
Our 1st vintage in honor of Robert Young’s father, Silas. This is the best of the best of our Cabernets with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Petit Verdot for added complexity. Aromas of rich cocoa, blackberry, boysenberry and a touch of currant and fresh figs. The flavors echo the aromas with additions of juicy plums and a delicate touch of mint. A plush full-bodied cabernet that is beautifully balanced, deep, and lingering. Just about perfect from beginning to end.