About this item
- Aromas of cassis and crushed berries
- Flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and tobacco
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California (USA)
- 14.2% ABV
The Alexander Valley is hot by day, but cooled by coastal breezes at night. Frei Brothers selects grapes from the coveted hillside vineyards, where a unique combination of soil and climate work together to create unparalleled complexity and flavor. This Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of cassic and crushed berries. On the palate, flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and tobacco are framed by firm, velvety tannins and a long, elegant finish.
The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon were gently destemmed, but not crushed, leaving a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. A full eight to ten days of contact between the grapes and the skins allows for the extraction of intense color and flavor before fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and complexity.