Fresh aromas of blueberries, cassis, and black cherry compliment the saddle leather and sweet pipe smoke that give this wine its characteristic distinction.
The wine quickly shows its unparalleled elegance, with broad, smooth, creamy tannins that support a dense and finessed matrix of blackberry, cassis, and smoky barrel spice. The lightly smoky finish is lengthy and soft.
On the slopes of Volker Eisele Family Estate, Alexander, the second generation Eisele to tend the vineyard, has developed his passion for perfection. He understands that quality begins with each individual vine. It is with a unique two acre hillside block, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1976 that he has reached the ultimate, producing the spectacular fruit which goes into the Alexander wine. While yields are low due to precise cluster selection, the quality is extraordinarily high.
The grapes were harvested October 3, 2012.
21 months in 70% new and 30% one year old French oak barrels; Never, Aillier, and Troncais from Treuil.
The Alexander is a deep hue of burgundy, with subtle red undertones.