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2008 Alpha Omega - Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 222490-2008-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Intense mint, black licorice, dried currant and savory herb flavors give this a drying sensation on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Medium red-ruby, not as bright as the Proprietary Red. Musky dark cherry and graphite aromas are perked up by pepper and herbs. Offers a creamy texture to its sweet berry flavors, but an edge of acidity and a strong oak element currently cut off the wine's fruit. Shows less dimension than the Proprietary Red, which comes across as riper. Finishes with slightly tough tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a tight but developing bouquet of cranberries, black currants and cherries intermixed with hints of barbecue smoke, spice and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, this refreshing, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon should be drunk over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Alpha Omega is located in the legendary Rutherford AVA, in the heart of Napa Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.
    Alpha Omega's winemakers source from historic vineyards to create wines that express the essence of Northern California, from valley floor, hillsides, mountains and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 65 bottles owned
    • 29 collectors