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Alpha Omega Red Bordeaux Blend Rutherford Era 2007

Member Review by Tyler Worth:

92 points. The aroma of this wine is simply erupting with dark chocolate covered cherries. There is a good amount of ground cinnaomon and a little bit of clove with very rich, ripe dark plum tones. It’s loaded with decident espresso and ripe, plump berry fruits, complete with a certain garrigue aroma that makes it rich and opulent with a certain leveling earthiness. It opens sweet and jammy, full of ripe plum preserves, coffee beans, and cacao powder. There is a concord jelly component and the same mix of spices that were on the nose. I was surprised to find that the oak was as subtle and well integrated as it was, with 80% of the barrels being new. Instead of being overwhelming, I pick up on just the lightest touch of wood and a very delicate vanilla hue. The finish is loaded with delicate berry fruits, spices, and confections, and it unfolds for a seemingly endless amount of time on the palate. This is a gorgeous wine brimming with complexity. It’s smooth, lush, and silky, with an intensity that’s full, thick, and captivating. That said, this is a refined wine, and although it manages to feel quite robust, it maintains its finesse and is never top heavy. This is an attention getter, a really nice wine, and a taste of the good life. It’s a wine that I’d easily recommend, but the price is quite high. I think that comparable wines can be found for less, but tasting this wine now, I am not sure that the same could be said after it’s had some years to age. I would advise exploring the competition for any wine that reaches this high of a price point, but if you were going to go all out and spend on a really nice bottle, this would be a great option. If you don’t mind dropping some pretty serious cash, this is a wine Worth Trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Alpha Omega Tasting Part 2 ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/02/post-23-alpha-omega-tasting-part-2/ )

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Alpha Omega:
Alpha Omega is located in legendary Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley and is one of Napa’s newest boutique wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine. By sourcing prized grapes from the many appellations of Napa Valley, our winemakers blend the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from valley floor, hillsid... Read more
Alpha Omega is located in legendary Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley and is one of Napa’s newest boutique wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine. By sourcing prized grapes from the many appellations of Napa Valley, our winemakers blend the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from valley floor, hillside, mountain and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines which express the aromatic profile of the best Napa Valley has to offer. A gifted young winemaker and a master winemaker are discovering together the excitement of creating world-class wine from world-class grapes in world-class terroir for Alpha Omega Read less

Member Reviews for Alpha Omega Red Bordeaux Blend Rutherford Era

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
3.50 5
07/14/2010

92 points. The aroma of this wine is simply erupting with dark chocolate covered cherries. There is a good amount of ground cinnaomon and a little bit of clove with very rich, ripe dark plum tones. It’s loaded with decident espresso and ripe, plump berry fruits, complete with a certain garrigue aroma that makes it rich and opulent with a certain leveling earthiness. It opens sweet and jammy, full of ripe plum preserves, coffee beans, and cacao powder. There is a concord jelly component and the same mix of spices that were on the nose. I was surprised to find that the oak was as subtle and well integrated as it was, with 80% of the barrels being new. Instead of being overwhelming, I pick up on just the lightest touch of wood and a very delicate vanilla hue. The finish is loaded with delicate berry fruits, spices, and confections, and it unfolds for a seemingly endless amount of time on the palate. This is a gorgeous wine brimming with complexity. It’s smooth, lush, and silky, with an intensity that’s full, thick, and captivating. That said, this is a refined wine, and although it manages to feel quite robust, it maintains its finesse and is never top heavy. This is an attention getter, a really nice wine, and a taste of the good life. It’s a wine that I’d easily recommend, but the price is quite high. I think that comparable wines can be found for less, but tasting this wine now, I am not sure that the same could be said after it’s had some years to age. I would advise exploring the competition for any wine that reaches this high of a price point, but if you were going to go all out and spend on a really nice bottle, this would be a great option. If you don’t mind dropping some pretty serious cash, this is a wine Worth Trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Alpha Omega Tasting Part 2 ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/02/post-23-alpha-omega-tasting-part-2/ )


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