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2019 Alpha Omega Era

ITEM 8318184 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $250
Item Sold Amount Date
I8330248 2 $250 Jul 17, 2022
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RATINGS

97+ Jeb Dunnuck

...gorgeously pure nose of cassis, blueberries, violets, tobacco, and sandalwood give way to a perfectly balanced, full-bodied, layered 2019 that has great tannins, ample mid-palate depth, and a great, great finish.

96+ The Wine Advocate

...notes of crème de cassis, plum preserves and wild blueberries with touches of tobacco leaf, pencil lead, clove oil and lilacs, plus a hint of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, taut and muscular with exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness...finishes long and perfumed.

94James Suckling

Plenty of herb and sweet-tobacco aromas with blackberries. Full-bodied and layered with a dense palate and lots of fruit and tannins. A big, generous wine with layers of fruit and tannins. Flavorful finish.

93Wine Spectator

Rich and lush, with enticing boysenberry, blackberry and plum puree flavors that cruise through, inlaid with licorice snap, violet and sweet toast notes.

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

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,