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Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: A tremendous young Cabernet from the Passalacqua Ranch, overlooking the Dry Creek Valley. This is a dense, chewy red wine with fully integrated and mouth coating tannins wrapped around a core of luscious berry fruit. Full of concentrated flavors, with blackberry and cassis wedded to oak toast. The finish is long, with subtle fruit aromatics that persist as the oak fades to mocha and coffee. Enjoyable at release but worthy of cellaring if you have the patience.

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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