The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and smooth, structured tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 13% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. There are aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, slight blueberry, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. In the glass, there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, and chocolate. This is a fruit forward wine with lush flavors, nice balance and a long, silky finish.
There is something to say about a wine that one can drink right out of the chute. The 2016 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon drinks exceptionally well out of the chute. TASTING NOTES: This wine is primed for the dinner table. Its aromas and black fruit flavors show up bright and fresh. Pair its open-knit style with a juicy grilled ribeye.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot