Alpha Omega Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|California, Napa Valley
A larger production offering blended with tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot, aged 18 months in French oak, most of it one year old, this wine is earthy and thick. Tobacco, tar and grippy tannins round out a palate of rich black fruit and leathery texture.
Offers good intensity and energy, with bramble-edged plum, blackberry and boysenberry compote flavors pumping through. The finish is scored by sweet tobacco and apple wood. Best from 2023 through 2034. 2,500 cases made.
The base appellation 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is solid, offering a dense purple color to go with beautiful cassis and blueberry fruit as well as notes of tobacco, graphite, and crushed stone. Rich and mouth-filling, it has some firmer, chewy tannins, but loads of mid-palate depth and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years. 2500 cases.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a terrific introduction to the Alpha Omega range. It offers up a range of red cherry, red plum, mocha, cinnamon and licorice, all in a juicy, forward style that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. The Napa Valley Cabernet is beautifully done.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up blackcurrant pastilles, plum preserves and baked blackberry notes with touches of tobacco leaf and stewed black tea. Medium to full-bodied, plush and laden with bright, juicy fruit, it finishes with a peppery kick.