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Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon

Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: Our 2002 Carneros Cabernet displays the firm structure and great character of cool-climate Cabernet. It is dark, dense and brooding. The nose is packed with blackberry, currant, earthy, leather and dry herb characters. The flavors are bold and clear, rich and ripe, with soft well integrated tannins, lingering flavors in a soft finish. While drinkable upon release it should age beautifully for the couple of years.

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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