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2019 Lancaster Winemakers Cuvée, Alexander Valley

2019 Lancaster Winemakers Cuvée, Alexander Valley

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$125.00
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SKU: 140563

Aromas and flavors of dark plum and black currant meld together with savory notes of leather, cedar and clove spice. Medium-firm tannins linger on the silky smooth finish. A wine of impeccable structure and balance that allows aging for 5-10 years.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2019 Winemaker’s Cuvée is a testament to an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux grapes and our incredible vineyards in the Alexander Valley. A strong base of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is complemented by small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The combination of warm climate and alluvial and gravelly loam soil found on our estate is ideal for creating balanced wines of concentration and richness. A dark and indulgent wine with great complexity and depth that showcases the 2019 vintage in Alexander Valley beautifully.

Composition

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.64
Aging
15 months in French Oak, 50% new
Bottling Date
July 14, 2021
Alcohol %
14.9

Production Notes

The 2019 growing season began with a cool spring, delaying bud break. Summer temperatures were average and allowed the grapes to ripen at a steady pace. All of our vines were harvested by October 26, when the Kincade Fire brought picking to an abrupt halt. All of our fruit from this vintage was of exceptional quality

Production

Made in the signature Lancaster style, this is a wine of incredible balance and structure that is made in the old-world Bordeaux style with a velvety mouthfeel and lush fruit. David Drake, our winemaker of over 20 years, has a hands-off approach to let the fruit and terroir of these exceptional vineyards shine. Native yeasts were used for primary fermentation while secondary malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel. To preserve the truest expression of the fruit, the wine was gently fined and bottled.