12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $49.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Sonoma County, California, United States
94 Points, Wine Advocate (Previous vintage)
The 2018 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. Medium ruby-purple, it has pure, classic aromas of cassis, graphite, violets, loamy earth and tobacco. The intensely flavored palate is light on its feet with loads of juicy lift and a soft tannic frame, and it finishes long and floral. It's an incredibly elegant style, particularly at this price point!
Armé, Marietta's husband and Christo's great-uncle, lived a self sustaining lifestyle. Only going to the store for flour or sugar, all else was either pickled, canned, hunted or fished. With one foot in California and one foot in the old world, this first generation Italian American lived, worked, hunted and fished throughout Alexander Valley, the Yorkville Highlands, and the McDowell Valley. He and Christo fished throughout the Russian River, and Dry Creek River tributaries, and 60 years later, from these exact basins, we now farm the grapes which make his namesake wine. Combining the best of what these sites offer, this unique Cabernet Sauvignon is an approachable yet incredibly serious wine, representative of excellent site selection, and innovative winemaking.
The grapes for this wine are hand selected from our Estate vineyards in Alexander Valley, the Yorkville Highlands and McDowell Valley. The wine is aged for 20 months in neutral barrels. 6,000 cases produced.
An exemplary California Cabernet aromatic experience filled with dried, minty herbs, and lavender. Blackberries, bright cherries and plums, with hints of leather and tobacco, all intertwine for a wonderfully balanced mouthfeel. This wine is sumptuous yet racy, polished yet spirited, delicious and gratifying- an iconic result in the glass.