Alpha Omega Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML
The nose displays dark berries, black cherry and blackberry, mingling with oak spice and lavender with a touch of almond. On the palate the wine is velvety smooth, with balanced acidity, sweet raspberry fruit and blueberries with fresh herbs d' Provence on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon is the core varietal of Napa Valley. Cabernet likes the heat and sun of Napa Valley so it can reach ripe aromas and tannins which make the varietal very exciting. Although, as with every wine, the balance between tannins, acidity, mouth feel and aromas has to be respected. In light of this, we add a touch of Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for spice and Petit Verdot to strengthen the wine.
Wine Advocate 93 points – The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is seriously beautiful. A dark, imposing wine, the 2010 wraps around the palate with layers of persistent dark fruit. There is a brooding inner intensity that is highly appealing. Today, the 2010 is very primary, but it should develop nicely and continue to drink well for another decade, perhaps longer. Hints of mocha and espresso add complexity on the racy, expansive finish. The 2010 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. (Dec 2012)