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Cabernet Sauvignon - ion

Cabernet Sauvignon - Reserve Selection Wine Details
Price: $31.00 per bottle

Description: Our second vintage of the Griffin Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted from the first ever northwest planting of clones 13, 15 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. A power packed yet silky fusion of chocolate and black cherries. Huge, warm, sweet and forward aromas of bittersweet chocolate, black cherries, cedar, spices and eucalyptus offset with a slight and appropriate hint of herbs and green olive. Big and sweet flavors mirror the aromas with brown sugar, graham cracker, spices and sweet ripe tannins. Soft, warm, rich and ripe mouth-feel with long, juicy, lingering flavors of cinnamon, clove and blackberries.

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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