Color: brilliant ruby red with touches of cherry red on the rim
On the Nose: explosion of black currant, cedar wood, saw dust, grenadine and black cherry lingering on dry spices with touches of clay, nutmeg, chocolate and fresh plum
On the palate: soft fruit entrance with black currant, blueberry and black cherry, balanced with a backbone of acidity with hints of red currant, red cherry and blackberry pie
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a big blast of dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and tar. This isnít a subtle wine, yet there is something about its frankness that is incredibly pleasing. This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for the next decade. I loved it. In 2009 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. ”
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2009 ALPHA OMEGA CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a big blast of dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and tar. This isnít a subtle wine, yet there is something about its frankness that is incredibly pleasing. This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for the next decade. I loved it." Antonio Galloni 90 points Drink 2013-2025
Wine maker notes
In 2009, we had a very consistent season with stable temperatures which gave us grapes with higher aciditry due to the temperate season. Although, in October Napa Valley had a major tropical storm which was followed by a less intrusive rain two weeks later. This forced most winemakers to pick prior to the rain. At Alpha Omega we decided to let the fruit hang through the rain to obtain better tannic ripeness. Because we have a quadruple sorting system we had the ability to sort out grapes that were not up to standards. Therefore, we had fewer grapes but perfect ripeness. Overall, the vintage is a bit more Bordeaux-like with wines with a lower alcohol content and a little bit higher acidity.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 75% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 7% Petit Verdot 8%
Alpha Omega is located in legendary Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley and is one of Napaís newest boutique wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.
Alpha Omegaís extraordinary winemakers, along with historic vineyards, combine to create wines that express the essence of this famous wine region. Talented winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, has teamed up with one of the worldís finest palates, Michel Rolland, to create wines that express their passion for excellence as well as the unique terroir that is Napa Valley. By procuring prized grapes from the many appellations of Napa Valley, our winemakers blend the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from valley floor, hillside, mountain and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines, which express the aromatic profile of the best Napa Valley has to offer.
Hoefliger and Rollandís combined award-winning winemaking techniques create elegant, approachable and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality through blending the best of Old World and New World wine styles. A gifted young winemaker and a master winemaker are discovering together the excitement of creating world-class wine from world-class grapes in world-class terroir for Alpha Omega.