A conservative 4% Cabernet Franc adds floral aroma and subtle herbaceousness to this Cabernet Sauvignon, which bristles on the nose in sandalwood and hibiscus. The rounded rich flavors tend toward red cherry and cassis—big bold layers of concentration supported by well-integrated tannin.
Alpha Omega’s 2013 ERA is a selection of the best lots from all of their single vineyards, and even though it is a proprietary red, this version is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. The wine is tightly coiled, very reserved, with relatively high tannin, but a saturated purple color, and shows notes of charcoal, incense, white flowers and black and blue fruits. It’s all there, but this wine begs for 5-8 years of bottle age before consumption. It should last for 25-30 years as well.
Established in 2006 in the Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA, Alpha Omega produces a range of wines that blend the Old World winemaking with the New World techniques. Alpha Omega is very universal utilizing grapes from renowned Napa Valley vineyards like Beckstoffer's To Kalon and Missouri Hopper in Oakville, Dr. Crane and Las Piedras in St. Helena, Georges III in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, and Sunshine Valley in Oak Knoll District. No matter if it’s reds or whites, Alpha Omega takes advantage of the complexity and depth the Napa Valley has to offer.
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