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Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: This small bottling is comprised of our very finest barrels of Estate 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, selected for the intensity and quality of the fruit. Classical aromas of Bing cherry, currant and tobacco are accented by spicy notes of mint and peppercorn. Rich and full-bodied, big berry and mocha flavors lead to a lengthy, toasty finish. Serve with the Indian dish thenga erachi or mushroom and beef alla romano. Will improve for four years and mellow for up to ten years.

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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