This beauty is characterized by a gorgeous rich nose with generous bright fruit and deep, concentrated, multi-layered aromas of dark red cherry, blackberries and caramel. Espresso and cassis mingle with hints of dark chocolate and rose pedals. Well-integrated elements of sweet oak and vanilla carefully complement the fruit flavors and the round, rich silky middle. Supple on the palate, yet with a weighty, fruity mouthfeel and a medium tannic finish. Given proper cellaring this wine will give drinking pleasure for years to come, adding roundness and complexity.
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Serve wine at room temperature allow the wine to breathe for 15 to 20 minutes.
100% Cabernet Saufignon
Food pairing notes
This rich bright fruit-forward Cabernet is perfect to pair alongside some very common American fare. Pair with rich, flavorful cuisines such as grilled ribeye, duck breast, flank steak, lamb, and pork.
Handpicked October 22, 2013 at 25.5 degrees brix. The grapes were fermented 10 days to dryness, and then macerated an additional twenty-one days to soften and develop the tannins. Following pressing 90% of the wine was moved to 60 gallon French Oak barrels where it received three gentle barrel to barrel rackings. This vintage was barrel aged for twenty-two months prior to bottling. Optima is hand crafted, utilizing the best possible resources available. The result is an exceptional example of richness and balance that are the hallmarks of this world renowned wine.