2017 Macwaller Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Graphite-laced black cherries, wild blackberries, dried red berries, spiced cedar, purple flowers, roasted herbs, and a hint of oak are on full display, exhibiting exceptional balance, depth, and nuance from start to finish. Seductive on the senses with fabulous structure, this is an old-world style Cabernet that showcases its roots beautifully, while also channeling a modern edge that is soft, supple, and downright delicious.
Located just north of Napa Valley lies the Alexander Valley, a fascinating appellation that possesses one of the more unique microclimates in California’s wine industry. It is one of Sonoma County’s hottest appellations, but also has the Russian River running through it, creating cooler pockets that help create an overall balanced ecosystem, and a baseline of volcanic, alluvial soils that are absolutely ideal for growing superlative fruit.
About Macwaller Family Vineyards:
As a family of architects, it’s impossible for us to not admire the beauty of innovation and ingenuity when it comes to building things. And with a lineage that brings together generations of Irish and Scottish descent, we are a loud, ethically driven family who are proud of where we come from. Both our mother’s and father’s sides of the family have a direct lineage to masons, and it was those brick builders who formed the foundations of our respective civilizations, and, in turn, our livelihoods. The name of our winery is a combination of our parents’ surnames, as our father’s clan, MacDougal, met our mother’s clan, Wallace. Macwaller combines the two names, providing an easy way to bring our entire family into this project while paying homage to our ancestors.