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Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder, Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: “The grapes from this vineyard are half the size of a typical cabernet sauvignon grape grown on the Napa Valley floor, resulting in unparalleled intensity with incredible tannin. The wine shows a great perfume of violets, blackberry and cassis, with flavors of ripe boysenberry/ blackberry fruit, and mineral notes. The rich fruit is layered with strong tannin and acid layers for a prominent backbone. The finish is long lasting with fruit, mint and chewy tannins.” 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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