2011 Alpha Omega - Era

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 92 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 296254-2011-750-2B
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Alpha Omega's flagship 2011 ERA (a selection of their finest barrels) is full and rich with slightly more tannin and structure than its siblings. This impressively endowed wine is similar to several of the single vineyard offerings. Like the Stagecoach Vineyard effort, it is made in a more backward, brooding style, especially for a 2011. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following 12-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2028
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 92

    This shows more freshness than the 2010, with blackberry, toasted-oak and chocolate character. Full body, chewy and polished texture. Needs a few years to come together but well structured. Better in 2016.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2018
    Author: Aylward Justin
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Cassis, alcohol, medium toast, light vanilla, black olive aromas. Cassis, dried fig, dust/mushroom, black pepper, hot (alcohol) taste. High acidity. Alcohol really comes through, though it's 14%. Starts to come together and show some chocolate character and velvet texture after an hour, but then falls apart.
    Author: sawaB
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

  • 55 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 20 collectors)