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2018 Reynoso Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Reynoso Cabernet Sauvignon

Reynoso
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
, Alexander Valley
Estate Vineyard

95 Points, Double Gold - Sunset International Wine Competition

Deep ruby in color this wine is juicy and structured. Blueberry, black cherry and wild blackberry predominate, framed by notes of sweet licorice, violets, sage and bay leaf.  Firm tannins hint at a long life ahead in the cellar, and the wine remains impeccably balanced through a long, fruit driven finish.

And while a bottle of Alexander Valley Silver Oak will run you an average of $85, this incredible Cabernet is an absolute steal at under 40!   You'll definitely want to grab some of this.

Vineyard
The fruit for this wine was harvested from a 1.5 acre vineyard parcel with a SSW facing slope 450 feet above the Russian River. Planted in 1998 in challenging terrain with great soil for Cabernet, the vineyard faces many challenges during the growing season. This block requires a specially designed fertilizing, irrigating, and leaf-pulling regimen to keep the vines in optimal health for growing perfect Cabernet.

Winemaking
This parcel also required a retro-fit of its trellising system to optimize ripening time. All work is done by hand: from leaf-pulling and green drop, to harvesting into half-ton bins. Once the growing season is over, the fruit is gently crushed into half ton bins, where they undergo a slow, cool fermentation with 2-3 gentle punch downs per day. When fermentation is complete they pump the juice into French barrels, where they finish secondary fermentation and gently age for about 20 months. As with many of their wines, they're inspired by the great wine-growing regions of France, where minimal manipulation allows the elegance of the terroir to be most fully expressed.

APPELLATION:  Alexander Valley
VINEYARDS: 
Estate-Grown - Hillside Fruit
VARIETAL:
 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AGING: 20 Months in French Oak, 25% New
ALCOHOL:  14.5% by volume
PRODUCTION:  1090 cases


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