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2018 ECO TERRENO ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$29.99

Here’s a beautiful story, and an astounding wine at this price point… Eco Terreno is a biodynamic winery in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County California, that was founded with nature as the number one priority because, with a healthy environment, delicious wines thrive. The project is the brainchild of Legendary Winemaker Mark Lyon, former lead winemaker at Sebastiani Vineyards, and results from his years of experience with Alexander Valley fruit and focus on biodynamic farming and sustainability.

Mark Lyon had an epiphany one morning while watching a man in a hazmat suit spraying fungicide while a small bird was foraging for food. That image never left his mind, so his vines, wines, and practices reflect environmental responsibility foremost.

In the summer of 2012, Mark toured Bordeaux and became entranced by the subtle nuances in each wine he tasted; he markedly noted the flocks of birds circulating the organically farmed vineyards in the famous region. Mark made his 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to reflect and incorporate all of the aspects of the Alexander Valley terroir, the incredible vintage, and the echo of the voice of the small bird that inspired Eco Terreno’s foundation.

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2018 ECO TERRENO ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Eco Terreno Cabernet made every person in the room say “WOW” as soon as we started sipping! This gorgeous wine decisively revealed beautifully concentrated, pure, and complex Alexander Valley fruit; it is perfectly balanced.  I strongly believe this 2018 Vintage is by far – the Best Red Wine under 30 that we have experienced from Sonoma County EVER.

WCC96 | Tasting Panel Notes, “The 2018 Eco Terreno Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley opens with wild strawberries, black plum, gingerbread, and coffee grounds. The baking spice notes in the wine beautifully combine with the fruit aspects to create an ideal balance with flavors of supple fruits, nutmeg, and dried herbs. The bright acidity gives the wine an exciting brevity that carries into a long pleasant finish and leaves a smile on your face.” WCC 96 POINTS

ES99 | Tasting Notes from Edward Stephanick (extended),
1.) “First of all, I have never seen/felt a label like this before; you see the bottle has this mesmerizing fuzzy bee-like artwork. It’s stunningly attractive, and it makes you want to pick up the bottle as you enjoy each sip… I showed it to my son, and he thought it was so cool… Everything about this wine is brilliant.

2.) Secondly, On the palate the wine is vivacious, and rich with intriguing, expansive flavors of ripe blackberry fruit, crushed raspberries, and vibrant vanilla spice. There’s an impressive Overall Balance that defines this Eco Terreno Cab – It’s a GEM! chock full of beautiful layered fruit, combined with subtle spices that draw you in… master-crafted in a style that compares to bottles at least twice this price.

3.) Furthermore it’s Totally Killer Juice: During the Holidays, I poured a couple/few bottles (we lost track) for my buddies that enjoy Cabs in the $40-$50+ range, and they were blown away. Those bottles went so fast! So, I’m getting another 15-pack case myself, and I highly recommend full cases for just $29.99/btl. Legendary Winemaker Mark Lyon nailed this one, and I absolutely guarantee that you, yours, and your palate will be thoroughly impressed. If you don’t like, I will buy this one back from you – it’s that good! It is a perfect Monday, Wednesday, Every Day Wine, and the only tiny flaw I noticed is that inventory won’t last long at this price – it’s very small production my friends, and I hope Mark makes more exactly like this one! It could be sold-out by the time you read this… So let’s fill up, re-stock, and enjoy life right now! Happy New Year 2023!! Stock-Up Alert.” Poured on 01.02.23 – Perfect Blend of: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.  Alcohol 14.4% CALIHWINES 99 POINTS

PS: limited, we have about 10-15 CASES available, first come, first serve… If you enjoyed: VISTA 2018 Atlas Peak (sold-out), HARVEY & HARRIET 2018 Red Blend (sold-out), and let’s not forget ENOS TOTEM RIDGE Cabernet 2014 (awesomeness — sold-out)… this is for you, get a case.

Eco Terreno Winery Notes, “Our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has a very dark crimson color, with a bright purple rim. Extremely fragrant notes of boysenberry, sweet black plum and warm baking spices are balanced by a hint of dark chocolate. The flavors are similar with ripe black cherry and black plum with spice impressions, and the wine is mouth-filling, fruit forward yet balanced. The finish is silken, with hints of structure that will aid in aging. Enjoyable now and over the next seven years.”

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