We partnered with Vaillancourt Folk Art to create this very unique, hand-numbered limited edition Christmas Traditions Wine. The beautiful label artwork was created by Judi Vaillancourt, and was based on an original fine art oil painting that she completed this year. Only 672 bottles were produced, and once sold out will be gone for good.
The wine inside the bottle is a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. It comes to us from a highly-regarded producer who has been growing grapes in Sonoma since the mid 1800s. Like Vaillancourt, this winery is a family business that has a long history of tradition. It's the perfect fit for this first edition celebratory release.
The grapes that went into this wine come from low-yielding vines grown in gravel and clay soils on land that slopes gradually from the hills to the Russian River. The Mediterranean climate of California’s Alexander Valley, combined with the marine air from the Pacific that flows through the Russian Valley by way of the Petaluma Gap, the warm sun, and cool air allows the grapes to fully ripen with a balanced acidity.
Harvested in the fall, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel and matured for 10-12 months in casks, allowing the wine to deliver a full-bodied, lip-smacking affection.
This wine is full-bodied and textured, with luscious aromas of blackcurrant, cherries, mocha, vanilla, and cedar.
- Alcohol: 15%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wonderful to see Vaillancourt put out a collectors wine! It is proudly displayed waiting to be opened at Christmas dinner!