2002 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

(not eligible for discounts)

American Wine Society Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2006

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:
The 2002 Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple in color with garnet hues and violet highlights. An earthy aroma is accented with scents of cedar, violets and sage. Bright flavors of bing cherries and rich, warm vanilla blend easily on the palate. Arbios is full bodied, smooth and balanced. Two years in French oak give the wine a toasty character and the tannins are well integrated. The wine is ready to drink now and will keep for ten years or more.

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

Comments