Alpha Omega Era 2011 Front Label
Alpha Omega Era 2011 Front Label

Alpha Omega Era 2011

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Winemaker Notes

ERA represents the beautifully balanced blend of all the single Vineyard Cabernets. For the first time in ERA's history, the 2011 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A ruby red color, with touches of dark cherry and violet. Aromas of soft cedar wood ending on dark cherry, cassis, gingerbread and bergamot, lingering on lilac, geranium, and cloves A soft, velvety entrance evolving on ripe dark fruit like cassis and black cherries with plums, blueberries, and starfruit lingering on kirsch, lavender, and roses. This wine represents an amazing balance and has a great potential for aging.

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JS 92
James Suckling
This shows more freshness than the 2010, with blackberry, toasted-oak and chocolate character. Full body, chewy and polished texture. Needs a few years to come together but well structured. Better in 2016.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Alpha Omega’s flagship 2011 ERA (a selection of their finest barrels) is full and rich with slightly more tannin and structure than its siblings. This impressively endowed wine is similar to several of the single vineyard offerings. Like the Stagecoach Vineyard effort, it is made in a more backward, brooding style, especially for a 2011. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following 12-15 years.Rating: 90+
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Alpha Omega is located in legendary Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley and is one of Napa's newest boutique wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.

Alpha Omega's extraordinary winemakers, along with historic vineyards, combine to create wines that express the essence of this famous wine region. Talented winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, has teamed up with one of the world's finest palates, Michel Rolland, to create wines that express their passion for excellence as well as the unique terroir that is Napa Valley. By procuring prized grapes from the many appellations of Napa Valley, our winemakers blend the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from valley floor, hillside, mountain and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines, which express the aromatic profile of the best Napa Valley has to offer.

Hoefliger and Rolland's combined award-winning winemaking techniques create elegant, approachable and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality through blending the best of Old World and New World wine styles. A gifted young winemaker and a master winemaker are discovering together the excitement of creating world-class wine from world-class grapes in world-class terroir for Alpha Omega.

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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 wines. 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.

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