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Hess Cabernet Sauvignon

Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2002 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon brings up-front ripe raspberry, black cherry, and currant to the nose with toffee, brown sugar, cedar, and toast added from oak aging. The palate continues with ripe red fruit, chocolate covered cherries, and vanilla. Soft, integrated tannins deliver a rich mid palate and a nicely rounded finish.

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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