To honor the revered wine grape of Alexander Valley and the inaugural vintage of Outerbound, this wine was sourced from three select vineyards on the west side of the AVA. Our Cabernet offers notes of black fruit, gooseberry and dried herbs. Medium to full in body, this wine is filled with flavors of black currants,
plums and baking spice blending seamlessly with prominent tannins that linger until the next sip.
For only stretching 12 acres, our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard offers quite a variation in terroir. With the main block sloping both to the southwest and the northeast, our yields produce drastically different fruit. The smaller block has terraced rows that curve from the south to the east.
Planted in 1998, the Smith Ranch grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337, at around 600 feet. This Alexander Valley hilltop vineyard slopes both to the west and to the east, with aromatic, intense fruitiness in the glass.
Located not far from the winery, Wessel is a well-managed hilltop vineyard located on the Dry Creek Ridge of the Alexander Valley. Growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337, this block produces a prominent tannin structure in the glass. Grower Dennis Wessel is often found tinkering around his vineyard
making sure every vine is well manicured and to his high-quality standard.
Aging: 100% French oak (45% new)
Bottling Date: August 14, 2020
Production: 3,050 cases
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$5/2 oz pour