Since the 1880's, Sonoma County's renowned Alexander Valley has been producing world-class wines. Its gravelly soils and Mediterranean climate of warm summer days tempered by evenings cooled by Pacific breezes result in grapes ripened to perfection, but typically maintaining a refreshing acidity. The Hamilton Branch 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of this region.
Pronounced aromas of red berry and plum are underscored by subtle vanilla and a hint of violet.
On the palate this wine offers generous blackberry flavors complemented by typical Cab notes of tobacco and leather. The full, rich body is balanced by a finely-tuned acidity and perfectly integrated, nutty tannins.
Drinking great now, this Cabernet will also age for up to five years. We recommend pairing it with Portabello mushrooms, rib-eye steak or traditional sharp cheddar.