Two Squared by Alpha Omega Red Wine 2017
Patterning itself after the top estates of Bordeaux, Alpha Omega offers a dynamic second wine brand, Two Squared. These wines are designed to be approachable in both flavor and price. Opulent, fruit-driven and generous, with a backbone of acidity and elegance, these wines are produced by masterful blending across terroirs evocative of Napa Valley’s modern style. TWO2 is the best of both worlds in its inspiration and creation. Don’t let this one slip through your hands, grab a case or two and enjoy!
About the Vineyard
Alpha Omega winemakers acquire fruit from younger Napa Valley vineyards that display a silky tannin profile and opulent texture which allow for early accessibility. We have unearthed a range of privately-owned boutique vineyards, hidden gems tucked in secret pockets of Napa Valley, that only Mother Nature and our winemaking team are fortunate enough to touch.
Handpicked grapes are fermented only in stainless steel tanks at Alpha Omega winery in Rutherford and at a higher temperature to reach a darker fruit profile and polished tannins.
About This Wine
On the nose: Explosion of fresh cherries. violets, hints of marzipan, cherry pits, Campari, vanilla beans, almond milk chocolate, cloves, tomato stems, lemongrass
On the palate: Fresh entrance opening to structuring granular tannins, notes of chocolate sauce, cookie dough, fresh cherry, root beer, wild blueberrty, candied red cherry, pencil shaving, hint of Meyer lemon meringue
Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Fermentation: 100% stainless steel
Aging: 10 months in French oak; 65% new, 35% 1-year-old barrels
2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.