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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: A classic Elan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2000 vintage offers dense currant, black cherry, cocoa and cassis, as well as toasty oak aromas. Full bodied with rich, soft tannins. The wine is well balanced with a long, lingering finish. It may be enjoyed now but will age effortlessly for a minimum of twelve years. Case production 1000. 88 points Wine Enthusiast, November 2004 5 out of 5 glasses-Cabernet Award, Vine Times

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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