Cabernet Sauvignon

Folie a Deux Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

  • 2015
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2015
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Folie a Deux
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
Drink now or cellar for up to 7 years. No need to decant before serving.

Folie a Deux or “madness for two” was founded in 1981 by two pyschiatrists with a passion for wine. The name of the winery refers to a shared psychiatric syndrome where the delusional beliefs of one person are transferred to another. In this case, the founders’ shared passion for wine drove them to take the plunge into the unfamiliar territory of winemaking.

Today Folie a Deux specialises in making classic Sonoma wines which express the typicity of the region’s outstanding different terroirs. This bottling is crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the Alexander Valley. Here the well-draining volcanic hillsides, warm sunny days and cooling ocean breezes provide ideal conditions for growing top quality Cabernet.

Following the harvest the grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks and the young wine is then aged in French oak and American oak barrels for 22 months for extra polish and complexity. This extended ageing process adds subtle hints of toast, woodsmoke and cigar box spice to the rich dark berry, plum and cherry notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate there is a generous full body, smooth and ripe tannins and a very long finish.
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Drink now or cellar for up to 7 years. No need to decant before serving.

Folie a Deux or “madness for two” was founded in 1981 by two pyschiatrists with a passion for wine. The name of the winery refers to a shared psychiatric syndrome where the delusional beliefs of one person are transferred to another. In this case, the founders’ shared passion for wine drove them to take the plunge into the unfamiliar territory of winemaking.

Today Folie a Deux specialises in making classic Sonoma wines which express the typicity of the region’s outstanding different terroirs. This bottling is crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the Alexander Valley. Here the well-draining volcanic hillsides, warm sunny days and cooling ocean breezes provide ideal conditions for growing top quality Cabernet.

Following the harvest the grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks and the young wine is then aged in French oak and American oak barrels for 22 months for extra polish and complexity. This extended ageing process adds subtle hints of toast, woodsmoke and cigar box spice to the rich dark berry, plum and cherry notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate there is a generous full body, smooth and ripe tannins and a very long finish.
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