VINTAGE: 2009 WINERY:Capture
COUNTRY: United States REGION:Sonoma
A blend of Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, and cabernet franc. Ageing 100% in french oak (60% new) Alliance is a Bordeaux Left-Bank style blend, an approachable wine that is ready to drink at release. It offers a nose of lavender and dried flowers, and a palate of chocolate and both red and black fruits, with a round, juicy mid-palate and a lingering finish. The Alliance cuvee is most like a red Pessac-Léognan style of wine, driven by the winery's most aromatic lots of merlot and cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon as a base for structure and weight.