Jackson Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 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.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Jun 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate is a beauty. It comes all from estate vineyards in Alexander Valley and spent a full 19 months in 47% new French oak. This medium to full-bodied, fresh, concentrated Cabernet offers classic Sonoma character as well as notes of crème de cassis, spice box, vanilla bean, and smoky oak. Elegant, nicely textured, and beautifully balanced, it’s well worth seeking out and will keep for over a decade.
91+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Feb 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Appellation series from Alexander Valley is blended of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, aged 19 months in 47% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up warm cassis, red currant jelly and cigar box scents with hints of mint tea, underbrush and pencil shavings plus a touch of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, it has a rock-solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and minerally.
This wine is aged for 19 months in 100% French oak, 47% new
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.