Alejandro Bulgheroni Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Lithology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of great complexity and is produced from their distinctive vineyards located in Saint Helena, Rutherford, Oakville and on Pritchard Hill. Lithology Napa Valley is a blend representing the AVA.
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From the talented Michel Rolland and Philippe Melka, this outstanding wine was made with grapes from an assortment of Napa Valley’s most renowned sites. Its black, inky hue is opaque, and its aromas, with hints of plum and Brie, are heady and deep. Concentrated notes of bright, ripe blueberry, boysenberry, and plum gently sink into the palate. Black olive and dried violets seasoned with black pepper come into play mid-length with a melting sensation reminiscent of blueberry cream. Tannins urge the fruit and savory flavors forward.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.