2017 Alpha Omega ERA Red
Region: Napa Valley
Alpha Omega is a boutique wine producer in Napa Valley's Rutherford AVA, founded in 2006. Alpha Omega sources grapes from all over the Napa Valley, producing both single-vineyard and blended wines from varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The flagship offering from Alpha Omega's wine portfolio is Era, a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon that is complimented with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Era as a label name is derived from the "new era of winemaking" concept that combines New World and Old World production techinques in the winery. It is blended from the the finest vineyards and barrel selections
The estate has very few vines on the property, most of which are planted to the popular Rutherford variety, Sauvignon Blanc. Instead, Alpha Omega sources fruit from top vineyards across the Napa Valley. This includes several single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines from Beckstoffer Vineyards including Dr. Crane, Georges III, Las Piedras and the famed To Kalon.
Prior to established Alpha Omega in 2006, founders Michelle and Robin Baggett also established the Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo in 1998. Today, this brand falls under the Alpha Omega Collective joining Perinet, a Priorat DOC producer of red varietal wines in Spain