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Hartwell Vineyards Estate 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Hartwell Vineyards Estate 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $115.00 per bottle

Description: This Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate expression of our hillside estate in The Stags Leap district. The excitement surrounding the 2001 vintage is of the nearly ideal growing conditions that delivered ripe fruit with great depth and varietal character. This is reflected in a glass of our 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits great density and a dark, ruby color. Focused aromas of ripe blueberry and blackberry mingle with notes of mocha, nutmeg, and wet stone. The tannins are forward, but not aggressive, providing a sturdy framework on which this wine will age for years to come. This wine offers power and elegance, and should continue to evolve for 10-15 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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