Stressed Vines' 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Reynoso Family Vineyards in the hills overlooking the Alexander Valley. The wine is inky in color with sweet black currant, orange rind, elements of warm pie crust, and luxardo cherry. The mouth shows richness with mixed dark fruits, followed by black tea, Redwood forest notes and light minerality.
The single vineyard grapes (Clones 3 and 7) are carefully hand sorted prior to de-stemming then gravity fed into small closed macro-bins where the fruit is then cold-soaked for 4 days to gently extract the flavors, color and tannins. Following a 10 day fermentation and 3 day extended maceration is placed in a combination of new and once used French oak barrels for 22 months (60% new) before being bottled and rested 6 additional months.