Alias Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The 2018 Alias Cabernet is as fearless as its predecessors. Ripe black fruits greet you up front, harking to cab’s ubiquitous currant and blackberry flavors. With just the right amount of tobacco leaf and baking spices, this wine will not only keep you drinking, but thinking as well.
Pair this with any meats you might be pulling off the grill, or keep it close at hand the next time you’re ordering your favorite local pizza. Alias won’t be mad if you drink this by itself either.
Covering the most vine acreage in the state compared to any other red wine variety, Cabernet Sauvignon produces as much wine in California as Merlot and Pinot Noir combined. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates, as well as the freedom of its winemakers, allow for an incredible range of wine styles from this single grape.
California’s most famous region—and especially for Cabernet Sauvignon—is the acclaimed Napa Valley. While Cabernet is successful throughout the world, rarely has it achieved such merit as it does from the Napa Valley. At this point the two are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other.
Napa’s closest neighbor, Sonoma County, does an impressive job keeping up with Napa’s fame and glory. Alexander Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Moon Mountain and Knights Valley contribute to the lot of some of California’s top-rated Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lake County in California’s North Coast has become a focus for some of Napa’s more respected growers. From the Central Coast come iconic examples of classic California Cabernet; Lodi and the Sierra Foothills are great budget-friendly sources of amicable Cabernets.