Napa Valley Vintners
After receiving 96-points, our 2017 Fiftyrow Rutherford Alice Block Cabernet is set for pre-release next month to our members, but you have the chance to get some of this highly allocated wine first.
The Alice Block in Rutherford is really starting to come into its own after being replanted in 2006. Sitting on the legendary Rutherford Bench, this vineyard is sustainably farmed and is on the original Galleron Ranch that was purchased in 1918 by my partner Gary Galleron’s grandfather and where the namesake of the vineyard, 98-year-old Alice Galleron, still lives today.
This single vineyard, 100% Cabernet is deep purple in color and the nose has tons of high-tone fruit and influences of dark fruits, cinnamon, and clove. On the pallet, this is a big wine that is lush with flavors of blackberry, graphite, tobacco, and dark chocolate, ending with a lengthy mocha finish.