Wine Spectator 93
Dark and winey, featuring a mix of fig, blackberry and aa berry flavors, wrapped liberally in tar and Turkish coffee notes. Manages to achieve a sense of polish, with light violet hints peeking in on the finish for some contrasting upper range. Best from 2021 through 2033. J.M.
Jen Dunnuck 94
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is another outstanding wine. Plenty of blue fruits, violets, graphite, flowery incense, and spice notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, pretty, elegant wine that has fine tannins and beautiful balance. More about finesse and elegance, it's going to evolve nicely for 15-20 years.
James Suckling 94
The lovely and balanced character of currants, berries and violets is so impressive. Its a wine that you want to drink. Medium to full body. Pure fruit and a flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.
On the nose: Underbrush, dark, ripe plums, cigar boxes, orange zest, beeswax, grenadine, milk chocolates, raspberry pie, crme brle, oregano, violets, cedar, vanilla beans
On the palate: Fresh, round entrance, silky evolution on granular tannins with long finish, notes of cotton, griotte cherry, cured meat, lychee, pomegranate, roasted coffee bean, cinnamon, black pepper
Blend: 94 Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 Cabernet Franc, 2 Merlot, 1 Petit Verdot
Fermentation: 94 barrel fermented, 6 stainless steel tank fermented
Aging: 22 months, 100 French oak; 75 new, 25 1-year-old
Our Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017 was handcrafted from fruit grown in premium vineyards that truly express the diversity of terroirs in Napa Valley. This wine showcases flavors from a range of sub-appellations stretching from the mountain slopes of Atlas Peak, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain to valley floor vineyards in the Coombsville, St. Helena, Oakville and Oak Knoll District AVAs blended together to create the essence of Napa Valley.
Established in 2006, Alpha Omega's mission is to create artisanal wines drawing on Old World vineyard handcrafted practices and emphasis on unique terroir driven characteristics that reveal a sense of place combined with New World technology and science.
The winery, located on the Rutherford Bench in the heart of Napa Valley, exudes the utmost experience of hospitality in an authentic place reflective of the Napa Valley farming community. Presenting world-class wines in a convivial setting remains just as paramount to vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett today as when they opened the winery's doors on July 1, 2006.
Alpha Omega boasts a picturesque setting, highlighted by views of its landmark water fountains and reflecting pond, stunning vineyards and the statuesque Mayacamas Mountains. The breathtaking scenery makes for the perfect backdrop to enjoy the handcrafted wines made with grapes from prized, historic vineyards by talented winemaker Henrik Poulsen and consulting winemakers Jean Hoefliger and Michel Rolland of Bordeaux.
A warm staff of well-trained wine educators, the postcard-worthy setting and the modern farm-style architecture of the winery on Napa Valley's famous Highway 29, paired with beautiful wines was the intentional vision the Baggetts conceived when they toured the valley in 2005 searching for a property to purchase to open their first winery together. To create an estate comparable to the finest in the valley, the Baggetts took on the project in the same fashion that helped them achieve success in other fields -- Robin as an attorney, grape grower and vintner in San Luis Obispo and Michelle as an international hotel interior designer later becoming a hospitality marketing and communication professional and branding whiz. Creating the brand name Alpha Omega in 2005 predestined their ambition to craft the ultimate winery experience from beginning to end. Today, Alpha Omega is honored that its estate is considered one of the top wineries in the region.
When it came to building its brand, Alpha Omega spared no expense. There were no limits for the starry-eyed vintners who aimed to bring their vision to fruition. Several months into negotiations for the property, Sir Peter Newton of Newton Vineyards suggested to the Baggetts that they talk to his winemaker and assistant winemaker about joining their new winery project. This team together had excelled at making award-winning wines for Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley and left to do the same for Alpha Omega.
The Baggetts' relationships in the valley afforded them the opportunity to procure the best grapes from prized vineyards throughout the top AVAs of Napa Valley -- most notably Thomas Vineyard in Rutherford, Beckstoffer To Kalon in Oakville, Beckstoffer Georges III in Rutherford, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Beckstoffer Las Piedras in St. Helena, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Drew Vineyard in Mount Veeder and Sunshine Valley in the Oak Knoll District.
Inside and outside, Alpha Omega was reconstructed into a magnificent tasting room boasting high ceilings and dazzling views, a state-of-the-art barrel room and crush pad, custom-made, stainless steel tanks from Chile, a sweeping patio, recognizable water feature and private tasting rooms that allow wine enthusiasts to sample the most exclusive Alpha Omega wines surrounded by world-class art created by local artists.
Alpha Omega continues to push forward, vintage after vintage, by constantly improving its wine, visitor experience and surroundings -- the crux of Alpha Omega from the beginning and forever to the end.