Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Wine Details
Price: $28.95 per bottle

Description: This wine opens up to black cherry, cassis and spicy oak coupled with subtle complexities of green olive, vanilla and floral tones. The blackberry and raspberry in the mouth, along with focused tannins make it perfect for summer barbeques (try it with a rib eye!) as well as hearty winter meals. This is a structured wine that should age well. As a food pairing, try a beautiful BBQ'd rib eye this summer. That is when we will be opening it. Give this wine 2 hours to breathe if you can and it will open up beautifully for you.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


Back to Picchetti Winery information