Hand-crafted wines made from fruit from the West Coast.
Working closely with Sagemoor Vineyards, one of the most revered grape growers of the Columbia Valley in Washington state, Alba is able to obtain the finest Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to come from that state. Sagemoor supplies fruit to the best wineries in Washington state, with bottle prices for some of those wines exceeding $100.
Throughout the growing season, constant communication with Sagemoor’s vineyard manager allows our Alba team to customize their crop to our exact specifications in terms of crop load, clonal types and date of harvest. When the decision to harvest is made, the fruit is hand picked and chilled for 24 hours before beginning its quick, temperature-controlled journey East.
From picking the grapes to arriving at Alba’s crush pad has never been more than 72 hours, with the grapes arriving as pristine as if they came from our own Vineyard.
* All photos above courtesy of Kent Waliser
CHELSEA CELLARS 2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Our 2015 Chelsea Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was made from grapes grown to our specifications by Sagemoor Vineyards, one of the premium growers in the Columbia Valley of Washington State. The hand-harvested fruit is immediately flash chilled insuring the finest quality grapes on arrival at our crush pad 72 hours after picking. Crushed, fermented, and pressed at our winery the Cabernet Sauvignon was then aged for 30 months in the finest French Oak barrels. Striking for its elegance and refinement, with pure rich, supple dark berry, fresh loamy earth, and dried herb flavor. Amazingly polished and most impressive for its graceful finish where the flavors are long and persistent. Enjoy with all heavily sauced meats or your favorite steak on the grill.
CHELSEA CELLARS 2016 SYRAH
At Alba Vineyard, we have been meticulously crafting wines that elegantly express their growing regions for more than 15 years. Our 2016 Syrah is crafted from the finest handpicked fruit grown to our specifications by Sagemoor Vineyards, one of the premium growers in the Columbia Valley of Washington State. The hand-harvested fruit is immediately flash chilled, insuring the finest quality grapes on arrival at our crush pad 72 hours after picking. Crushed, fermented, and pressed at our winery in New Jersey, the Syrah was then aged for two years in the finest French Oak barrels. The result is a balanced wine with fruit intensity and elegance, as well as the strength and structure necessary for cellaring.