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Bangsund Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Bangsund Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $42.00 per bottle

Description: Our oldest and most complex Cabernet in the Cathedral Ridge library, the 2001 Res Cab was vinified from the same vineyards as our current Cabernet blends - its tannins have softened, it has a substantial and earthy richness, and sets the tone for our Reserve Cabernet blends to come. Our Reserve Cabernet program mandates that the wines age for at least 18 - 24 months in oak barrels, and thus the wines have nuances of toasted oak, vanilla and a light smoky finish. We are able to appropriately ripen our Cabernet grapes from our Bangsund and Graves vineyards such that the grapes attain fruit qualities that will sustain through the tannin softening process; now over three years old, the 2001 Res Cab tannins are beginning to subdue, and subtle fruit qualities of black cherry, plums and cranberry are making their appearance. Expect our Reserve Cabernet vintages in the future to carry on these flavors, and continue to have more enhanced oak complexities and softer, richer mouthfeel - as always, our Reserve Cabernet is wonderful when decanted, and served alone with strong cheeses, or over a hearty steak dinner.

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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