Alpha Omega Proprietary Red 2019
Deep, dark, black oil with touches of mauve on the rim. Beautiful nose of spices and flowers, such as thyme and lilacs with a touch of roses, dark chocolate cherries and gingerbread. On the palate, fresh, fruity entrance evolving on granular integrated tannins lingering on juicy fruit such as black currant, plum and boysenberries.
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A solid red with blackberry, currant and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Shows firmness and focus. 40% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 21% malbec, 8% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Red Wine is a blend of 44.9% Merlot, 27.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.1% Malbec, 6.1% Petit Verdot and 2.8% Cabernet Franc. It offers pretty floral and spice accents along with red cherry jam, raspberry and mocha flavors. There is plenty of persistency, and yet the 2019 feels just a bit compact.
A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 21% Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, mostly from the Atlas Peak region, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Red Wine is another dense, concentrated wine with plenty of darker, plummy, blue fruits, notes of tobacco and graphite, medium to full body, and ripe tannins. It drops off on the finish, which kept the score down, but it's certainly a beautiful, balanced wine from this lineup.
This blends 45% Merlot with 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, aging the whole in French oak, barely new, for 18 moths. Thick and rich in dark fruit, spiced oak and vanilla bean, it offers powerful ripeness and concentration.
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Established in 2006, Alpha Omega’s mission is to create artisanal, handcrafted wines drawing on Old World vineyard practices and emphasis on unique terroir driven characteristics that reveal a sense of place combined with New World technology and science. The winery, located on the Rutherford Bench in the heart of Napa Valley, exudes the utmost experience of hospitality in an authentic place reflective of the Napa Valley farming community. Presenting world-class wines in a convivial setting remains just as paramount to vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett today as when they opened the winery’s doors on July 1, 2006. Alpha Omega boasts a picturesque setting, highlighted by views of its landmark water fountains and reflecting pond, stunning vineyards and the statuesque Mayacamas Mountains. The breathtaking scenery makes for the perfect backdrop to enjoy the handcrafted wines made with grapes from prized, historic vineyards by Alpha Omega’s talented winemaking team.
A warm staff of well-trained wine educators, the postcard-worthy setting and the modern farm-style architecture of the winery on Napa Valley’s famous Highway 29, paired with beautiful wines was the intentional vision the Baggetts conceived when they toured the valley in 2005 searching for a property to purchase to open their first winery together. To create an estate comparable to the finest in the valley, the Baggetts took on the project in the same fashion that helped them achieve success in other fields — Robin as an attorney, grape grower and vintner in San Luis Obispo and Michelle as an international hotel interior designer later becoming a hospitality marketing and communication professional and branding whiz. Creating the brand name Alpha Omega in 2005 predestined their ambition to craft the ultimate winery experience from beginning to end. Today, Alpha Omega is honored that its estate is considered one of the top wineries in the region.
Alpha Omega continues to push forward, vintage after vintage, by constantly improving its wine, visitor experience and surroundings — the crux of Alpha Omega from the beginning and forever to the end.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.