Auction 21 | Lot No. 110
5 cases produced
- Seeking an alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon? Get acquainted with the black magic of Alt-Cab
- Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon comprise this Right Bank-inspired blend
- Alt-Cab is a single-vineyard blend from Hourglass Blueline Estate, with aromatics of rose petal and cassis
- Structural core of refined tannins, with Merlot adding sleekness and Cabernet Sauvignon an arching finish
Our Blueline Estate Vineyard has cultivated a reputation as a premiere site for Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as the more ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon. To honor the charms of Cabernet Franc, we have assembled a blend with a nod to the tradition of the Right Bank and the penchant for blending Cabernet Franc with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, with its exotic and beguiling aromatics of rose petal and cassis, delivers a haunting call. The structural core is a tight weave of refined tannins, with Merlot adding a textural sleekness. Deep red and black fruits are layered for complexity, and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon lends an arching finish for this dark beauty.
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
A native Californian, Biagi has held a deep love of wine since a childhood visit to a friend’s winery in Lodi, California. He holds a degree in fermentation science from the University of California Davis and interned in winemaking at both Hess Collection and Dry Creek Vineyard. He joined Duckhorn Vineyards as an enologist under the guidance of Tom Rinaldi, honing his skills and rapidly graduating from assistant to full-time winemaker in three years. After a stint as winemaker at Neal Family Vineyards, he joined the Plumpjack Group as winemaker in 2003 and has overseen the winemaking at both Plumpjack and Cade Wineries until the present.
Country born: United States
Education: University of California Davis
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
My goal is to craft world-class wines that are distinctive in varietal character and sense of place.
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
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Little Rock AR 72201-4405
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