OG N.49 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 12-bottle case
OG N.49 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet comes to us from an organically-farmed estate vineyard and winery on a steep alluvial fan in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley. Stylistically, I would classify this as fairly right-up-the-middle but with a bias towards elegance and purity of fruit over ripeness and extract. Its exquisitely-balanced and well-structured throughout with sappy, energetic fruit that resounds throughout the lithe finish. Beautiful stuff for sure and, of course given that it sell for well-over $50/bottle at the winery, a stunning value at $120/case. 2017 bottling received 90pts from prominent critical journal and I think the 2018 is a better wine.
Tasting notes from final blend sample: Deep ruby in the glass, she opens up with rich panoply of dark fruits, sage florals and exotic spice. Plum, blueberry and blackberry are well-defined and pure with graphite, sage, black pepper and powdered purple flowers adding complexity. The fruit is energetic and fresh with well integrated tannins carressing the palate in a long, pristine finish featuring a lovely amalgam of blackberry and pepper spice. Delicious!
80% Cabernet, 14% Merlot, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Malbec, 1% Cab Franc. (producers blend)
100% Tight-grained French oak: just a kiss of new wood to preserve the pretty fruit and spice
500 cases available
Bottled August 25th, 2020