1996 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Sherry-Lehmann, New York
"A relative newcomer to the California wine scene and destined for greatness.  This full bodied and lusty 1996 displays great harmony, earthy flavors and deep concentration.

Tastings/Beverage Tasting Institute Highly Recommended
"Brilliant blackish-ruby hue. A rich entry leads to a big, medium bodied palate."

Wine Specator  October 1999
"A muscular wine, packed with smoky oak and bacon flavors.  The fruit comes through on the finish with hints of coffee, black currant, licorice and herbs.  Tanins are still tough, but firm and ripe."

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
18
Alcohol
12.9%
pH
3.70
Brix at harvest
23.2
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
French
TA (g/100ml)
0.64
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1760 cases

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