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Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $29.99 per bottle

Description: The year 2000 gave us a perfect growing season for reds here on the North Fork, and especially for cabernet. 2002 may well prove to be a legendary vintage for Long Island reds. This Cabernet Sauvignon has an amazing concentration of flavors: an intense raspberry and black-cherry nose with very rich and forward red-fruit flavors. Its smooth, ripe tannins provide a long, long, soft finish. Statement of fact: this is the best cabernet sauvignon made yet at Lenz . Statement of opinion: this is the best cabernet sauvignon made yet on Long Island.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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