2001 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Saveur April 2005
"Dark chocolate cream with brambly edges, a minty aroma, and soaring flavors.  A well-integrated wine, drinkable in the short term but worth laying down."

Wine Enthusiast June 2005
"Soft, flavorful...with berry-cherry flavors and a chocolaty, mocha finish. Easy and dry."

Jerry Mead’s New World International Wine Competition
Gold Medal 2005

Wine Spectator
"Harmonious, with fine intensity to black currant,
green olive and fresh herb tones that fold into cedary oak, coffee undertones and firm tannins on the finish."

The North Bay Bohemian, March 20, 2003
"Best Cabernet in Sonoma County"

Winemaker’s notes:
Complex and powerful, with fine balance to the layered currant, black cherry and sage nuances.  Toasty oak, green olive and ripe, integrated tannins accent the full body and long finish.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Months in Oak
24
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.78
Brix at harvest
24.2
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
French
TA (g/100ml)
0.55
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
2920 cases

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