Hitting you with a classic oaky cab to warm you up on day 7! Although, given Charlotte weather, it could be 35ºF or 65ºF and sunny….
ABOUT THE APPELLATION
Alexander Valley is an American Viticultural area located just north of Healdsburg along the Russian River. The first vines were planted in this region by Cyrus Alexander around 1840 after receiving a land grant from the Mexican government; that’s right folks, this was just before California became independent from Mexico (1846) and was its own country…for 25 days).
Production suffered here during the years of Prohibition, the Great depression, and World War II, so apples and prunes became the dominant crop. “Over the last 40 years, the Alexander Valley has changed dramatically from a viticultural standpoint. Apples and plum trees have long disappeared, and wine grapes are the main agricultural focus. With nearly 15,000 acres of wine grapes in the Alexander Valley Appellation today, we as a community of family farmers who collaborate with each other to grow and produce world-class wine grapes with dedication to sustainable farming practices and Cabernet Sauvignon as the varietal of designation in Alexander Valley.” https://alexandervalley.org/history/