Wine of the Week: Alexander Valley Vineyards Organic Caberent Sauvignon 2013

AVVCabSauvOrganic2012This organically-grown Cabernet Sauvignon is AVV owner Hank Wetzel’s pet project and it is a winner.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Caberent Sauvignon Organic, Alexander Valley, 2013  ($19.94)
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clones 4 and 6, all organically grown) fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks with pump-overs and aged 24 months in a mix of mostly American oak barrels (a few French oak barrels, 75% new).     Deep, dense, purple-red with well formed legs. Stains the glass. Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity; and medium-chewy phenolics.  Big, juicy, more-black-than-red-fruit Cabernet Sauvignon with a big mouth feel. Blackberry and black cherry with dusty oak and tobacco, pencil shavings, and a bit of spice. Absolutely delicious. Lasts and lasts. Steak wine delux at an everyday price. BearScore: 93.

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