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Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: The 1999 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep cherry and berry aromas backed by a hint of briar. Chocolate and sweet, smoky oak fill in the aroma profile. Flavors carry in the ripe cherry expressions with a sweet oak backbone that gives way to a supple, rich finish. This wine is styled for aging and should improve with 3-5 years cellaring.

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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