Alexander Valley, California
Wine Advocate 91-93 points!
Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful red wine gem from the Alexander Valley of Sonoma. Here in the southernmost tip of Alexander Valley, where Knights Valley and Chalk Hill are nearby companions, growing conditions excel as a result of cooler marine influences slipping through the Valley, extending the growing season and allowing traditional Bordeaux varieties to develop elegant structure, age-worthy tannins and vibrant, rich flavors with both balance and power. The 2013 vintage is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged 22 months in 100% French oak.
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate showcases the brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon that can be achieved in Alexander Valley. With loads of plum, blackberry and cassis fruit, noticeable but sweet tannin, and a multilayered mouthfeel, the wine has attractive suppleness and thrilling levels of extract and richness that make for a big, boisterous, yet promising and potentially long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon. This should drink well for 20+ years."-Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate, 91-93 points!
Enjoy Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with steak, lamb chops, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.