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NV Cabernet Sauvignon

NV Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: At this point the 1998 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is showing a complex aroma profile with sage, black pepper, cola, cherry and hints of vanilla with exposure to air. It is a wine more concerned with elegance than with brute extract. The flavors range from meat and plum to cassis and caramel as they linger into the soft finish. This wine will pair very well with many dishes including beef, lamb and duck or even sauteed portabello mushrooms with garlic and Parmesan cheese. As such, it should provide many years of enjoyment. Salud!

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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