Sonoma County's Alexander Valley is famous for Cabernet Sauvignon. Our longtime friendships have provided access to the outstanding fruit of two Alexander Valley families. The Demosthene and Saini families have farmed their estate vineyards for many generations. The loamy-clay soils, warm days, and cool nights provide the ideal environment for Cabernet Sauvignon. Neighboring vineyards include Silver Oak and Jordan.
Our consulting winemaker, Karen Culler oversees the production of this special wine. Fruit from each vineyard is fermented separately to preserve its unique flavors or terroir. These individual lots are aged in American oak barrels for 18 months. The final blend is determined just prior to bottling. View all Santo Stefano Wines
About Sonoma County
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.