II is the culmination of the two worlds, the Alpha and the Omega, the Old World and the New World. The two winemakers, Jean Hoefliger and Michel Rolland, worked to create a wine that is not only opulent, fruit-forward and generous, but also has the backbone of European acidity and elegance. A reflection of both worlds, II is a wine that is built to be approachable, both in taste and price, and consumed early. Alpha Omega combines the Old World’s European balanced style of winemaking with the New World’s state-of-the-art techniques and powerful fruit and tannins found in Napa Valley resulting in elegant, Bordeaux-style wine that will hold up for years to come. 2017 vintage – 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec. Fermentation: 100% stainless steel. Aging: 10 months in French oak; 65% new, 35% 1-year-old barrels. On the nose – Explosion of fresh cherries. violets, hints of marzipan, cherry pits, Campari, vanilla beans, almond milk chocolate, cloves, tomato stems, lemongrass. On the palate – Fresh entrance opening to structuring granular tannins, notes of chocolate sauce, cookie dough, fresh cherry, root beer, wild blueberry, candied red cherry, pencil shaving, a hint of Meyer lemon meringue.