2014 Draxton Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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2014 Draxton Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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By sourcing fruit from several vineyards in the Alexander Valley, Mike Draxton crafted a wine that expresses diversity in soil and elevation. With a range of 2,000 feet between selected vineyards, the grapes harvested from the higher hillside elevations produced intense tannins that balanced the more fruit forward grapes from the lower bench-land vineyards. The resulting texture is smooth with a tannin grip. Accolades include a Gold Medal and score of 91 at the 2018 Orange County Wine Competition.

Winery


Winery Description

After many years working as a winemaker and grapegrower with such wineries as Schramsberg, Geyser Peak and Canyon Road, Mike Draxton founded Draxton Wines in 1999 with a team of similarly-experienced wine industry veterans. A key part of the business model, which grew into a separate winemaking company, was to consult and make wine for local growers, many of whom provided fruit to some of Sonoma County’s best-known wineries. This allowed Mike and his team to build long-term relationships with a long list of growers and to develop keen knowledge of the vineyards cultivated by the old-time farming families. And so when Mike needed grapes for his own labels, he always had excellent vineyards to draw upon. Not long ago, Draxton Wines had to shut down operations, and Hotei Wines seized the opportunity to import some of Draxton’s vintages. Mature wines made in small lots from the grapes of local growers in the Alexander and Dry Creek valleys are rarely seen on store shelves in Japan, and Hotei fans are well-advised to take advantage of these excellent offerings.

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Alexander Valley (Sonoma)
Winery Draxton
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.0 x 30.5
Case Size 34.0 x 26.0 x 31.5
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code DX14CB
UPC 093573580024

Production


Vinification

Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak.

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