Ludwigs Fine Wine

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750 ml

$79.99

118 bottles in stock

 

TASTING NOTES

Our 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with a magenta rim. It has an enticing nose of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, sage and spearmint. Upon entry, this wine builds from potpourri and bramble to a bright pop of raspberry on the mid-palate. A juicy finish with chewy tannins and a medium length, it will provide drinking pleasure through 2042 with proper cellaring.

 

B L E N D I N G  AND AGING

Our 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 94.6% Cabernet

Sauvignon, 4.0% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.4% Malbec.

In early 2017, the final blend was transferred to American oak barrels from our

cooperage, The Oak, where it aged for 24 months. Half the barrels for our 2016

Alexander Valley vintage were new, providing a subtle, layered expression of bay

leaf, coconut and vanilla to our wines. Blending before barrel aging—a signature

of our wine making style—allows blends to be based on the inherent qualities

of their vineyard components before oak influence. Vintage to vintage, the

resulting Cabernets emerge integrated and ready to drink upon release.

 

V INTAGE  DESCRIPTION

The 2016 vintage was the beginning of the end of the enduring drought.

Ample rainfall in the winter months filled reservoirs and soil profiles

and allowed a strong start into the growing season. Warm weather in

mid-February led to early budbreak, but we were fortunate not to see any

frost damage to the vulnerable shoots in spring. The post-bloom period

was consistently warm and steady throughout, and there were only two

smaller heat events. A few cool weeks in August followed and brought

plenty of coastal fog to protect the developing fruit. We saw steady

fruit ripening with aromatic and phenolic development in sync with

sugar accumulation. The result was healthy fruit with high flavor and

aromatic concentration plus good acidity—the perfect combination

for a one-of-a-kind wine.

 

2016 ALEXANDER VALLEY

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

COMPOSITION

94.6% Cabernet Sauvignon

4.0% Merlot

0.5% Petit Verdot

0.5% Cabernet Franc

0.4% Malbec

ALCOHOL 13.9%

 

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 Ludwig's Fine Wine & Spirits

431 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, Ca, 94960

Magid@LudwigsFineWine.com

415-456-1820

 

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