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Inconnu Alaric Cabernet Sauvignon

A few years back, Laura Brennan Bissell responded to a post about a four-acre vineyard of 70's quad-planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the Russian River. As a winemaker seeking terroir that matches their desire for grape expression, they were elated and made a handshake deal to take it all.

The parcel is located on the Bacigalupi property, off Westside Road, and was being farmed by dairy-man-turned-grape-farmer, John Bucher, known for Pinot Noir. Traveling to this forgotten Cabernet Sauvignon oasis felt like entering a secret garden or a California of the past. The wide rows and sparse vine spacing are alongside a dry creek bed, with a treehouse-like hideaway on the eastern slope. The wines they made in 2018 and 2019 expressed California's subtlety - a brightness, brambly depth, floral notes, and an earthy, dusty character.

The wine is fermented slowly in twice-used barrels for 18 months, building complexity in flavor and aroma.

  • Brand: Inconnu
  • Region:California
  • Varietal:95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:13.5%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:United States
  • Climate:Mediterranean climate
  • Soil:Gravelly loam, river rock, and sedimentary clay
  • Fermentation:Indigenous yeast fermented, neutral oak barrel aged
  • Winemaker Name:Laura Brennan Bissell

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