90 Point Wine Enthusiast :Sumptuous and complex, featuring fragrant dark cherry, blackberry, cassis and anise aromas, and rich, elegant, black fruit flavors. Picked from the rolling vineyards of the Alexander Valley, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Graveled benchlands and foothills with warm days and cool nights, and well-drained, volcanic soil are the perfect ingredients for this supple Cabernet Sauvignon.
Folie a Deux Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon embraces the essence of Alexander Valley and the winemaker's harmonious style – an elegant and supple wine with soft, plush tannins and well-balanced acidity. The nose boasts aromas of rich berries, black currant, dark plum, and violets followed by subtle hints of driedsage and black tea. Bright berry fruit and a touch of toffee carry through to the finish. Folie a Deux literally means ''a madness shared by two.'' They're located two miles north of St. Helena and focus on Cabernet, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sangiovese. They also produce a fun white called ''Menage a Trois'' which is a blend of Muscat Cannelli, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about half as much wine as its northeasterly neighbor. Because of its vast size, however, Sonoma is able to achieve far more diversity within its borders, which include sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid-back and down-to-earth, but the wines are serious and well-made, ranging in style from subtle and elegant to rich and powerful. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.