About Folie a Deux 2020 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 many more.
Grapes for this Cab were sourced primarily from their Cloverdale Estate vineyard in the heart of Alexander Valley. In 2020 the excellent growing seaeson was marred late in by wild fires. Fortunately all of the grapes for this wine had already been harvested before any smoke could impact the vineyards. The fruit yielded rich flavors and soft tannins.
This Cab underwent a maceration period of 9 to 20 days which brought rich color, medium body, balanced mouthfeel and excellent aging potential. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged for 19 months in primarily French oak barrels, 33% new.
A pure expression of its region. Concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry, with clove, spice, and hints of anise. Rich, round and robust in structure, this wine showcases ripe, concentrated flavors of dark fruit, complemented by soft vanilla and cassis, with medium plush structured tannins and a balanced finish.