Layered and finely grained tannins create a dense, tightly knit structure and backbone that provides remarkable depth, concentration and purity. Aromas of black cherry, clove, nutmeg, and blackberry are followed by subtle notes of red plum, cassis and vanilla on the palate. The persistent and elegant finish exhibits hints of cocoa, dark fruit and a lingering minerality.
Ted Simpkins is a man who dreams big and acts with even greater conviction. From the beginning, he identified the singular purpose for Lancaster Estate as producing a flagship wine to rival the best the world has to offer.Our Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon more than meets this challenge. Estate grown, produced and bottled in the manner of the great Chateaux of France, this Bordeaux style blend features the five noble grape varietals of the region and is a reflection of both the estate and its determined proprietors. A wine of distinction easily identified by its enticing aromas and lush profile, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of superior winegrowing, exceptional terroir and masterful winemaking.In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon base, this wine is always a blend with Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deeply and richly colored, nuanced with finely textured tannins, this is a wine that is deliciously approachable upon release but will continue its evolution over many years in the bottle, rewarding those with patience enough to set aside a library selection.