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Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: “This 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon neatly encapsulates the power and potential of this varietal in the Napa Valley within premier vintages. The flavors captured are full-bodied and dense, with an exceptionally rich mouth-feel balanced by a soft, well delineated tannin structure. The nose is packed with intense fruit characters of plum, cassis, and black cherry with notes of earth, a little bit of leather and spice. A little rounder and a bit more polished overall than the 2001 vintage, this wine offers plenty of enjoyment right now, but will no doubt continue to pick up dimension and complexity cellared over the next 3-5 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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