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2018 Alpha Omega Sunshine Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7977398 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$130
Item Sold Amount Date
I7998950 1 $120 Nov 14, 2021
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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

...heady, exotic wine. Crème de cassis, raspberry, rose petal, mint and blood orange build as this unctuous, creamy Cabernet shows off its personality...flashy, opulent Cabernet that is immensely pleasing to taste...

96James Suckling

Stewed plums, blueberries, cloves and dark chocolate...full-bodied and powerful with firm, broad and enveloping tannins. Velvety, polished layers of spiced fruit and chocolate.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...bright blueberry and blackberry fruits...leafy tobacco and spring flower nuances. With medium to full-bodied richness...elegant and lively, with a good spine of acidity, present tannins, and just overall great balance.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...cheery, carefree scents of Morello cherries, raspberry coulis, wild blueberries and fresh blackcurrants plus hints of black tea, dried lavender and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, bright, crunchy black and red fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and lively freshness, finishing long with bags of energy.

PRODUCER

Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega in Rutherford was founded by Robin Baggett and Eric Sklar, who both have wine industry backgrounds. The winemaker is Jean Hoefliger and French wine consultant Michel Rolland is also part of the winemaking team. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Henrik Poulsen is winemaker. Consulting winemakers are Jean Hoefliger and Michel Rolland. Robert Parker has written that the winery “continues to turn out impressive wines that merit attention from consumers.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll

Oak Knoll AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newest appellations, having received that status in 2004. Located on the southern end of Napa Valley, the appellation is close to San Pablo Bay and therefore relatively cool. Of the 8,300 acres within the appellation, 4,150 are vineyards. The principal grapes grown are Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Locals like to call Oak Knoll “the sweet spot” thanks to its location between the San Pablo Bay and its maritime climate and the much hotter climate of Napa Valley’s floor.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.