The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - The Grape Tray
The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the stunning old-vine vineyard of SJ Ranch at the top of Chalk Hill Road. Sitting directly next to Verite, in the most southeast corner of Alexander Valley, this cooler hillside site creates wines of elegant intensity. Chalky volcanic soils with little organic material and polished rocks make up the majority of the soil profile, with a gravel soil bed that weaves though half of the vineyard. This shift to gravel creates added stress in the vines resulting in enhanced concentration in the fruit. Each year we specifically adjust our cover crop, irrigation, and row orientation to best suit the soil that each portion of the vineyard is grown in; true precision farming. Within this small vineyard, we split our picks into eight different sections each harvest.

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This is a 100% varietal wine from several marquee sites, woven into a powerful yet lifted experience of freshness and pillowy texture. With underlying grip from structured tannins, it has an enduring earthiness and herbal quality, with red and black currant accenting a spicy core of clove and oak.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2021