Jackson Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5-Liter) 2016
This Alexander Valley Cabernet shows mountain intensity in its rich blackberry, black currant and cassis flavors. It’s bone dry, with thick but refined long tannins, and brightened by a fine burst of fruit and acidity. Blended with a little Petit Verdot for complexity and richness, it drinks beautifully now, and will age for a decade or longer.
90 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2016
"This wine is made from a collection of vineyards dotted along mountainous ridge lines and benchlands, most of these spots along the Mayacamas Mountains. Winemaker Randy Ullom captures a classic character of dried sage, cedar and pencil shavings here, supporting the savory with bright acidity and a strong presence of tannin. This wine could stand more time in the bottle before enjoying; its youthful grip doesn't go without notice."
This wine is aged for 19 months in 83% French oak (31% new) and 17% American oak.
Established in 1984, the Alexander Valley AVA is a long, slim winegrowing region defined by the Russian River winding up its mid line and the Mayacamas Mountains lining its eastern borders. The AVA, comprised mainly of mountains, ridges, hillsides and benchlands, is filled with a diverse array of soils rich in iron based volcanic rock, gravel, sand and clay.