Optima Winery

2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 08, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

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Optima Prime Rises

Today’s Optima Wine Cellars 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is, hands down, absolutely fantastic!. This Ultra QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) doozy is the best Cab we’ve tasted in some time. No kidding, this wine handily beats out some $100 Napa Cabs that we’ve tasted. Get this impressive Cab while you can…

This gorgeous wine is heady, full and dense on the nose, exuding incredible aromas including bold Bing cherry, blackberry preserve, smoky black cherry, cassis, bramble bush, cigar box, dark spices, espresso bean, black licorice, vanilla and blueberry candy.

On the palate, this Alexander Valley Cabernet explodes with flavors of blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, cassis, baker’s chocolate, leather tobacco pouch, toasted anise seed, coffee, spice box and toasted oak.

This wine is drinking beautifully now, but we can’t help but dream about how good a bottle will be 5, 10 or even 15 years from now.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Ultra dark crimson with a darker core and pretty ruby edges. Wine coats the glass wall with crimson after a good swirl.

Smell:

Bold Bing cherry, blackberry preserve, smoky black cherry, cassis, bramble bush, cigar box, dark spices, espresso bean, black licorice, vanilla and blueberry candy.

Taste:

Blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, cassis, baker’s chocolate, leather tobacco pouch, toasted anise seed, coffee, spice box and toasted oak.

Finish:

Elegant, plush and ultra-long, with dark fruits that yield to earth and spice as chewy tannins drive the flavors, and a gradually spreading dryness, to the far corners of the palate.

Pairing:

Steak, steak or steak! Or maybe…. steak!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mike Duffy
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Abv
14.6
pH
3.60
Brix
25.5
Harvest date
October 9, 2012
Aging
22 months
Barrels
French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 08, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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