Alexander Valley runs from the centre of the Sonoma County east to the Mayacamas range that borders with Napa. Warming heat and less ocean influence allows the reds like Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen especially well.
This cabernet sauvignon is heavy with berries flavours. Firm, velvety tannins and a loong finish.
The grapes were gently destemmed, but not crushed, leaving a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. A full eight to ten days of contact between the grapes and the skins allowed us to extract intense color and flavor before fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and add complexity.
We kept dinner simple: tzatziki, thin Med pita, lamb/beef/veal kefta with lots of raw veggies.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON – FREI BROTHERS RESERVE ALEXANDER VLY 17
$26.99 regularly $29.99