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Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: “Our 2000 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon offers Bordeaux-like herb and earth aromas with the allure of jammy, black fruit aromas. In the mouth the wine possesses black cherry, cassis, and roasted herbs wrapped in immense richness. The wine’s firm tannins, complex and deep flavors, the velvet mouthfeel and lingering finish demonstrate classic Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics.” Chris Carpenter, Winemaker

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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