Lot 456 | 2022 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Lot 456 | 2022 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Regular price$24.00
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$80/bottle under the original label

We’ve secured a gorgeous Bordeaux-styled Cab from Alexander Valley from a producer who has set the high-water mark since the early 70s, requiring an allocation to access.


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV.
We’ve secured a gorgeous Bordeaux-styled winner from the Alexander Valley from a producer who has set (and continues to maintain) the high-water mark for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon since the early 70s. They only produce a single red wine bottling per vintage, and this meticulous focus, coupled with a fanatical devotion to quality, has solidified them as one of the most iconic producers in Sonoma's history.
 
Lot 456 is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, masterfully augmented with 5% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, and the final 1% split between Petit Verdot and Malbec in a top-shelf cooperage 100% French oak program. If you have access to an allocation directly from the original winery, it’d run you $80/bottle, $960/case before shipping charges.
 
Our price: $24/bottle.
 
The birthplace of this wine is found in the red clay and sandy loam on Alexander Valley’s southwest facing benchlands. The area’s large diurnal swing (largest in the county) is perfect for producing powerful expressions of classic Bordeaux varietals. The vines soaked up plenty of afternoon sun, becoming deliciously ripe before resting during the cool nights and chilly mornings to lock in vital acidity.
 
2022 was an excellent growing season in Sonoma, described by Decanter as producing wines that possess "excellent phenolic ripeness...both berries and clusters were smaller, signaling wines of concentration. Winemakers across the board appear to be delighted with this year's harvest in Sonoma." Under the right hands, the fruit obviously has amazing potential; with our source, it was clearly in the best of hands. Hand-picked in the early morning hours, destemmed, then fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel open top fermenters, the aim was always to preserve the fruit’s impeccable terroir. Following fermentation, the juice settled comfortably into a no-expense-spared new and neutral split French barrel program.
 
Pouring a beautiful dark color in the glass, the wine boasts a captivating depth and concentration, revealing a welcoming bouquet of cherry, boysenberry, dried herbs, and leather. On the palate, dark fruits mingle with cherry-like acidity, wet gravel minerality, and a hint of peppercorn spice, leading to polished-yet-grippy tannins. The finish is enduring, barrel-focused in its youth with toffee, vanilla, and nutmeg overlaying umami-rich black fruit that promises plenty of complexity yet to come with bottle aging.
 

14.2% alc.


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