Alpha Omega 2017 ERA Cabernet Sauvignon

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$379.99
SKU:
52566
Size:
750ml
Points:
95
ABV:
14.8
Country/State:
USA-California
Vintage:
2017
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Product Overview

The 2017 Alpha Omega ERA Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery's flagship wine and is a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from award-winning and historic vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. On the nose, it offers aromas of cassis, peaches, cherries, raspberry jam, violet, lavender, vanilla beans, and cotton candy. The soft entrance evolves to a lush but full-bodied midpalate, lingering on dense but granular tannins with touches of tulip, plum, cassis, elderberry, and cherry liquor, finishing with hints of iris and pomegranate.

Varietal Composition: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Vineyards: Thomas Vineyard and Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard (Rutherford), Drew Vineyard (Mount Veeder), Sunshine Valley Vineyard (Oak Knoll District) Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (Oakville), Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
and Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard (St. Helena) and Stagecoach Vineyard (Atlas Peak)
Aging: 100% barrel fermented; Aged 22 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels
Winemaker: Jean Hoefliger

95 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"Juicy and richly interwoven with a fresh underlay of acidity, this powerhouse blend is substantially etched in cassis, plum and red currant. The oak and tannin are equally substantial and present, contributing weight, breadth and length. This will do well to cellar; enjoy best from 2027–2032." -VB, 12/1/20

94 Points - Vinous
"Containing 5% Malbec, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon ERA has a very deep purple-black color and scents of crème de cassis, chocolate box and blueberry compote wafting from the glass, allowing glimpses at cedar chest, tobacco, black olive, yeast extract and truffles nuances. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a wonderful juxtaposition of vivacious flavors and structured elegance, finishing with finely grained texture." -LPB, 10/31/19

93 Points - Wine Spectator
"A hefty, full-bore version, with intense raspberry and boysenberry reduction notes, infused liberally with licorice snap and warm fruitcake flavors, ending with a swath of fruit and additional spice and toast accents. Has the drive and definition to pull it off. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2030. 1,178 cases made." -JM, 10/31/20

93 Points - Vinous
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon ERA is a terrific wine for the vintage. This rich and sumptuous Cabernet is creamy and expansive in feel, although naturally less explosive than it has been known to be in the very best years. Blackberry jam, chocolate, leather, licorice, spice and espresso all flesh out in the glass. The 2017 has a touch of Malbec - a first for this flagship bottling - which lends some pleasant mid-palate sweetness. I would give it a few years in bottle to allow the intense tannins to soften." -AG, Jan/2020

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