Concentrated black fruit aromas of blueberry, blackberry and cassis define the 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Lyeth Estate.
On the palate, the wine is luscious and displays flavors of black cherry and mocha with a hint of cedar. The soft, round tannins complement the bright fruit characteristics creating a well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the most distinct regions in Sonoma County.
Lyeth Estate’s inaugural vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley represents a return home to the winery’s historic roots. Founded by Chip Lyeth in 1981, the original Lyeth Estate was located in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley. The alluvial soils and hot daytime temperatures of the Alexander Valley translate into rich, voluptuous wines. The Lyeth Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a true representation of its Alexander Valley terroir.
|83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah
|Established by Chip Lyeth in 1981, Lyeth was one of the first wineries in California to pursue the unique complexity and composition achieved by the marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the other major Bordeaux varieties, now known as the Meritage style. The term "Meritage" (prounouced like "heritage") is a combination of the words "merit" and "heritage". Lyeth became a founding member of the Meritage Association in1988, which created the Meritage concept as a means of identifying blends produced in the Bordeaux style. Today it continues the tradition of blending family and tradition in its wines, winning praise from critics and consumers worldwide.