Distinctly Napa Valley, the Avalon Cab shows dark fruit notes of blackberries and cherries with earth tones. A touch of Merlot adds softness and complexity, while aging for approximately, while aging for approximately 12 months in French and American oak barrels imparts spicy vanilla nuances. Rich fruit, finesse and a llingering finish.
|2009: 88 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: "There are 100,000 cases of this 100% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is a tribute to Alex Cose's winemaking skills as well as his ability to access good fruit. A dense plum/ruby color is followed by a wine with serious ripeness, supple, velvety tannins, abundant black currant, cedar and spice box notes, medium-bodied flavors and surprising texture and length. Drink this amazing offering over the next 4-5 years."