Since the 1950s, Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley has produced world-class Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to its gravelly soils and high daytime temperatures which fully ripen the grapes. The Owl Ridge 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of the region. Almost floral aromas of cassis, candied fruit and pine abound with a hint of chicory.
The 2013 Owl Ridge Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays rich cacao flavors alongside pronounced layers of dark berries, Christmas spices, coffee and molasses on the palate. The intriguing finish features cranberry, leather and molasses. This Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking well now and gets better every time we taste it. Pair with chicken pasta Alfredo, baked ziti and Stilton cheese.
Appellation: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Owl Ridge Wines began to take advantage of the high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown in Sonoma County. Winemaker Joe Otos uses 100% French oak and winemaking techniques that preserve the intensity of the fruit flavors. The resulting wines are big, but balanced wines.
They have now reached the point where their wines have begun to achieve the recognition they deserve. Owl Ridge Wines was voted "Best New Winery" at the 2006 Wine Literary Awards Tasting. This is a significant honor because more than 80 wine writers voted in a secret ballot at a tasting that had 1000 wines.
Owl Ridge has won more than 18 gold medals in the last year at major competitions. This includes two "Best of Class" awards.
Learn more at www.owlridge.com.