Balanced, rich flavors of juicy ripe blackberry, black cherry, allspice, star anise and coconut
Balanced, rich flavors of juicy ripe blackberry, black cherry, allspice, star anise and coconut.
Named after the version of a film which most reflects the director's vision, Director's Cut wines represent our winemaker's vision of varietal wines, which express true appellation character.
Director's Cut embraces appellation-specific sourcing, meticulous fruit selection, and numerous blending trials in order to capture the distinct nuances of sonoma's microclimates.
The warm spring in 2020 made for early bud break in most regions, followed by a cool March and April, and variable temperatures.
Temperatures levelled off and stayed consistently warm throughout June and July and increasing again in August. During harvest, we ran micro ferments to test for quality, and found that the 2020 vintage wines are tasting exceptional!
Alexander Valley is a long, narrow appellation with two distinct climates and a variety of soil compositions, including volcanic soils on the eastern hillsides, rocky clay loam at the western edge, and alluvial gravel on the valley floor. The southern portion of the appellation nearest the coast is cooler, while vineyards in the northern part of the appellation are warm during the day, yet chilly in the evening. We source our Cabernet Sauvignon from several sites, each contributing unique flavor characteristics.
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Barrel Regimen100% Barrel aged for 24 months. 50% new barrels, 40% French oak, 10% American oak