Alondra 2007 Cabernet – Napa’s secret vineyard (not) revealed!

Alondra 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Alondra winemakers (both of whom are sommeliers at San Francisco’s Boulevard restaurant) crafted an amazing, well-priced wine from this stunning vineyard source! This is a very secretive wine! I am not allowed to tell you where the fruit comes from, but I can tell you that it has to do with a successful career in the NFL! I can also tell you that the source is an amazing 10 acre site in the Yountville district of the Napa Valley.

On the nose, one is greeted with gobs of black currant, cassis and cocoa powder aromas. On the palate this lush, densely concentrated wine reveals classic Napa Valley black stone fruit with a touch of chocolate and a touch of spice. The palate is expressive and flavorful, with the rich fruit profile beautifully balanced by gravelly earth and refined, but silky tannins. With a production of 200 cases, I can tell you that this one will not last long!

Alondra 2007 Cabernet, Yountville Napa Valley – Retail 44.00 – GGWC 37.50