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Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: This Cabernet expresses ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit with hints of cedar and mocha oak. The second layer brings complexity with earth, leather, and spice. The palate is broad and deep with black fruit flavor that is nicely framed by full, round tannin. This wine is typical of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with a structure that will allow for up to fifteen years of cellar aging.

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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