Alpha Omega Napa Valley, California Cabernet Sauvignon wine producer profile, wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, history of the property, information on their wine making techniques, terroir and soil. You can also read about the Grapes used for California wine and learn about the extensive History of Napa Valley, California Wines
Alpha Omega History, Overview
Alpha Omega was created in 2006, when it was founded by Robin Bagget and Michelle Bagget. Robin Bagget was already experienced in the wine industry as previously, he was responsible for cultivating over 800 acres of vines in California. Following that massive undertaking, they founded the Tolosa winery in the San Luis Obispo area, located in the Central Coast of California.
To help build their new winery in Napa Valley, they brought in Jean Hoefliger as their wine maker. Swiss born Jean Hoefliger learned about wine making from his previous stints in Bordeaux at Chateau Lynch Bages in Pauillac and Chateau Carbonnieux, located in the Pessac Leognan appellation. Jean Hoefliger was quite knowledgeable about Napa Valley as well, because he was also the wine maker at Newton Vineyards, prior to joining Alpha Omega. Alpha Omega brought in another experienced Bordeaux alumni as their consultant, Michel Rolland. Jean Hoefliger is also involved with The Debate, another stunning California winery, which shares fruit and vineyard sources with Alpha Omega.
Alpha Omega Vineyards, Grapes, Soils, Wines, Winemaking
Alpha Omega produces wine from estate owned vines and various grape sources located in numerous appellations in the Napa Valley. It is the complex blending of all these divergent grape sources that help produce the variety of wines they make today.
In Spring Mountain, they obtain Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In St. Helena, the purchase fruit from Beckstoffer vineyards. On Howell Mountain they obtain Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot and in Rutherford, aside from vines they own, planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, they also purchase Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer, Sacrashe and Escher vineyards, as well as small amounts of grapes from Yountville, Stags Leap, Mount Veeder, Oak Knoll, Atlas Peak, Caneros, Coombsville and Jameson Canyon, Wildhorse Valley In Oakville, which is the source for their top wines, they buy fruit from Beckstoffer To Kaylon, Sklar and Garvey vineyards.
Serving and Decanting Alpha Omega with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
The red wine of Alpha Omega is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-3 hours, depending on the character of the vintage. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Alpha Omega is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, ribs, hamburgers, barbecue, roasted, braised, grilled dishes and stews. Alpha Omega is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the white wines of Alpha Omega are is best served with all types of seafood and shellfish, sushi, sashimi, chicken, veal, pork and cheese.
Alpha Omega as you might easily surmise, produces a very wide and diverse range of wines from all those different gape sources as you can see from the list of wines they have available.
Alpha Omega Dr Crane Vineyard
Alpha Omega Beckstoffer Georges III
Alpha Omega Las Piedras
Alpha Omega To Kaylon
Alpha Omega Missouri Hopper
Alpha Omega Stage Coach
Alpha Omega Sunshine Valley
Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit planted in several different vineyards including Beckstoffer To Kalon, Missouri Hopper and Las Piedras.
Alpha Omega Proprietary Red comes from grapes planted in Beckstoffer To Kalon and Las Piedras
Alpha Omega Chardonnay
Alpha Omega Wine Tasting Notes
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2012 Alpha Omega Era ( Napa Valley)
Inky in color, with a blast of licorice, chocolate, vanilla, blackberry and smoke in the nose, this is seriously concentrated, lush, round and powerful. Everything is in balance with a lot of all the rights things in all the right places.
Nov 30, 2015points - Tasted 2675 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard ( St. Helena)
Lush, sensuous, full bodied, richly textured wine with layers of black and blue fruit, licorice, smoke, coffee bean and oak. There is a lot to like here, without going over the top.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1375 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard ( Napa Valley)
Lushly textured, opulent, ripe, forward styled, full bodied wine that is packed with layers of sweet, fat, juicy, black and blue fruits, leaving you with mouthful after mouthful of perfectly ripe fruits. Everything really works here, with style and character to boot.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 2440 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard ( Rutherford)
Full bodied, earthy, concentrated, deep wine with ripe fruits, that straddle black, red and blue, finishing with an earthy, tannic, Rutherford, dusty finish. finish. Give this a few more years in the cellar to soften and come around.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1406 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras ( St. Helena)
Earth, forest floor, smoke, licorice, vanilla bean and a bit of truffle add to the sweet, ripe, dark fruits, plush, polished, lush textures and round, rich finish.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1324 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard ( Atlas Peak)
Full bodied, concentrated, powerful, tannic, structured style of wine, with loads of fruit that bucks the trend in forward styled Cabernet wines. Give this at least 5 years to soften and come together.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1338 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Sunshine Valley ( Napa Valley)
Brighter, fresher, lively, vibrant. open style of California Cabernet Sauvignon with a delicious blast of fresh blackberry, black cherry, vanilla bean and thyme, with soft, lush, round textures and ample fruit, accented by oak in the finish.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1345 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard ( Oakville)
Lighter in weight than some of the other 2012 Alpha Omega releases, there is still a lot to like, with its blackberry, oak, licorice and smoke character. Plushly textured and forward, this is already open and fun to drink.
Jul 28, 2016points - Tasted 1461 Views
2012 Alpha Omega Chardonnay Reserve ( Napa Valley)
Vanilla bean, lemon peel, tangerine, buttered popcorn and pear notes on the nose open to a polished, round, plush expression of Chardonnay that is ready for drinking today.
Aug 20, 2016points - Tasted 1115 Views
2011 Alpha Omega Era ( Napa Valley)
Solid wine, but the herbal component was perhaps a bit too dominant, taking away from the sweet, lush plums and cherries and soft tannins.
Nov 13, 2014points - Tasted 4236 Views
2011 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red ( Napa Valley)
Elegant in style, with a focus on freshness and purity of fruit, over concentration and ripeness, this is going to be best in its youth.
Sep 27, 2015points - Tasted 2121 Views
2011 Alpha Omega Chardonnay Reserve ( Napa Valley)
Light, easy going, fresh, citrus, honey and vanilla centered, medium bodied wine.
Apr 20, 2015points - Tasted 761 Views
2011 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley)
The debut vintage produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this soft, medium bodied. fresh wine offers sweet ripe, red plums, cherries, oak and spice. It should be drinkable on release.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 2449 Views
2010 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard ( St. Helena)
Supple in texture, the perfume pops with tobacco, licorice, fresh herbs, blackberry and chocolate. The wine is fleshy, full bodied and plush, ending with a boatload chocoalte covered black cherries. Forward in style, if you have a bottle, pop a cork if you like them on the young side.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 1038 Views
2010 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley)
Just as good as it was the last time I tasted this about a year ago. Lots of freshness to the sweet, ripe, polished fruits coupled with a zippy, finish.
Nov 13, 2014points - Tasted 4134 Views
A big step up from the 2009, there is more concentration of flavor with its black and blue fruits, oak, earth and smoky black cherries. Plush, round and forward, drink it now, or age it a bit.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 1734 Views
2010 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard - North ( Napa Valley)
Vanilla bean, coffee, smoke, cassis and caramel scents open to a polished, round, fleshy style of Cabernet Sauvignon that ends with sweet, dark berries and spice.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 3098 Views
2010 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red ( Napa Valley)
Wow, they make a lot of wines here! And they are all good, if you can keep track of them. The Proprietary blend, produced from a mix of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot is forward, easy to like and packed with round, fresh, sweet, black cherries, licorice, dark chocolate and polished tannins.
Feb 11, 2015points - Tasted 2162 Views
2010 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard ( Oakville)
Lots of earth, smoke, coffee bean and dark berry scents open to a full bodied, polished, cassis filled wine that could use a year or two in the cellar.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 2372 Views
2009 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley)
Sweet and tart fruits and complexity to this tasty, forward wine that blends cassis, blackberry, coffee and earthy notes.
Nov 16, 2013points - Tasted 2122 Views