Sanglier means "wild boar" and this production from the Alexander family delivers. The left Tusque reference implies a full bodied cabernet. A steal for under $30!
Region: California, USA
Appellation: Sonoma County; Alexander Valley Region
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alc %: 14.3%
In 2001, Glenn and Melissa Alexander purchased a small farmhouse and an old vine zinfandel vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Raised in a farming family in rural East Texas, Glenn was drawn to the vineyards in this part of California. He founded Bacchus Vineyard Management in 2003. Today Bacchus farms vineyards for such iconic wineries as Paul Hobbs, Kosta Browne, and Pahlmeyer, and the Sonoma County biodynamic vineyards owned by the legendary Lurton Family of Bordeaux.
In 2006 Glenn and Melissa, along with their children Dustin and Chelsea, founded Sanglier Cellars. One hundred cases were produced from a Syrah vineyard located on a sandstone ridge west of Healdsburg. In 2007 Sanglier produced its first wine from the volcanic soils of Kick Ranch located on the eastern flank of Spring Mountain. Since that time, the family has added pinot noir and chardonnay from Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. The great wines and vineyards of France have remained the inspiration for Sanglier’s wines. Glenn farms all the grapes for the wines they produce.