About Folie a Deux 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Folie a Deux has blossomed since coming under the Trinchero family umbrella in 2004. Under Bob Trinchero, the proprietor of several renowned California wineries, the quality at Folie a Deux has skyrocketed. Alexander Valley is one of the premier regions in all of California for Cabernet Sauvignon, lead by giants like Jordan, Silver Oak, Simi, Stonestreet and others. 2016 was a phenomenal vintage across California. Although Cabernet Sauvignon is typically a late-ripening variety, warmer-than-average temperatures in spring and early summer prompted an early harvest. The fruit from this vintage yielded rich fruit flavors and soft tannins. This Cab underwent a maceration period of 10 to 16 days which brought rich color, medium body, balanced mouthfeel and excellent aging potential. The wine was aged for 22 months in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels, 27% new.
Tasting Panel Magazine scored this 92 points saying "Red fruit is unleashed in a bath of violets as part of a perfume that persists through the palate. High-toned acidity shows a youthfulness, but in a bold, mineral-driven expression, as graphite and leather waltz in mid-palate. Elegance reigns—and overdelivers—in this red."