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.
A cool start to the season brought on slow even ripening. Warm days followed with very few heat spikes, allowing for the grapes to ripen while maintaining bright, fresh, clean fruit flavors. Fruit was selected from a variety of vineyards throughout Alexander Valley, creating balanced, rich flavors, strong tannins, and a round structure. Diverse soil types added complexity to the finished blend.
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 Regimen24 months. 50% new barrels, 10% american oak.