There are aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla, and a slight cocoa and chocolate note. In the glass there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco, and chocolate. This is a plush wine with medium body, nice balance and a long finish.
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. The Wetzel Family Estate, located on the property settled in the 1840s by Alexander Valley namesake Cyrus Alexander, showcases the history, tradition, and excellence of the regions. First produced in 1975, the cabernet sauvignon is elegant and balanced. The estate vineyards are planted on diverse, well-drained sites resulting in low yields and rich, concentrated flavors. Each lot is destemmed and fermented separately to maximize complexity. The Wetzel family barrel age the wines in their caves for 14 months and blend cabernet sauvignon waith small amounts of merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot to craft a complex and polished wine that is enjoyable now and will age for 10–15 years.