2019 Sutro 'Warnecke Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Grapes sourced from 16 year old Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 8 vines grown on gently sloping knoll of volcanic ash with meagre well drainging top soil. Ideal diurnal temperature rhythms make Chalk Hill Road the perfect terroir for full and complex expression of bordeaux varietals. Naturally balanced growing conditions result in low yields and small berries. Certified Sustainable and Fish Friendly Farming. 2019 Sutro “Warnecke Ranch” Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California-Very dark garnet in color, this wine smells of black cherry and cassis. In the mouth, black cherry fruit is juicy and bright with excellent acidity even as it is wrapped in a stiff muscular skein of tannins that grip the palate firmly. Well-integrated wood shows up as the faintest aroma in the finish. Refined and powerful, this wine needs a few years in the bottle to fully express itself. 15% alcohol. Score: around 9.