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Hendry Rose

Hendry Rose Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 Rose is the result of a saignée of Cabernet Sauvignon. This rosé had a long, cool fermentation in small bins, followed by four months in stainless steel before bottling. Cool fermentation resulted in refreshing and bright clean flavors and aromas of nectarine, banana and white cherry, and a round, delicious mouthfeel. Fermented dry, it is a perfect wine for a warm afternoon or with a meal with slightly spicy foods.

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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