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2012 Alpha Omega - Proprietary Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 222623-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Sleek, with well-defined spicy currant, tobacco leaf, gravel and dusty, cedary oak flavors, this is well-proportioned and complex, if a bit restrained by tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2024
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend, made from 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, is a winner. It reveals good structure and tannin as well as the vintage's lavish personality and extroverted fruit, glycerin and intensity. It is a big fruit bomb with a deep ruby/purple color and sweet notes of licorice, blackcurrants, blackberries, espresso and white chocolate. Full-bodied and voluptuous, despite its light tannins, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2030
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2021-2021
    Author: Aylward Justin
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

  • 56 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors