A consistent favorite of intimate bistros and innovative eateries, this wine showcases the wonderful pleasures of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep plum color of this sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon gives way to expressive aromas of white pepper, dark berry fruit, and cassis. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of toasted vanilla and leather on the palate. Luscious blueberry and blackberry flavors are refined and perfectly balanced by a spiciness that lingers on a long and elegant finish. 2017 vintage: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz. The 2017 vintage marks our 13th release of the Walking Tree Cabernet Sauvignon. The abundant juicy dark red fruit profile accented by the earthy complexity of a small percentage of Shiraz creates a multi-layered wine with approachable fruit and undertones of spice and mineral. Following
traditional fermentation with pump-overs twice daily, and 100% secondary malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 18 months in medium plus and custom toasts (20% new).