Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017
About This Wine
On the nose: Underbrush, dark, ripe plums, cigar boxes, orange zest, beeswax, grenadine, milk chocolates, raspberry pie, crème brûlée, oregano, violets, cedar, vanilla beans
On the palate: Fresh, round entrance, silky evolution on granular tannins with long finish and notes of cotton, “griotte” cherry, cured meat, lychee, pomegranate, roasted coffee beans, cinnamon, black pepper
Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Fermentation: 94% barrel fermented, 6% stainless steel tank fermented
Aging: 22 months, 100% French oak; 75% new, 25% 1-year-old
In 2017, climate conditions leading up to harvest were marked by blistering heat. By employing our own vineyard manager and viticulture crew, Alpha Omega weathered the conditions very well. When it came time for our winemakers to put the final blend together, the use of various vineyards favored a few cooler climate sites. The Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017 is a dense and very structured wine that is crafted and blended to be enjoyed for decades.