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Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast Wine Details

Description: Bright cherry notes in a lustrous garnet bowl invite the palate to full black cherry, boysenberry and blueberry flavors etched with just enough herbal edge to create complexity in the long, silken finish. Aged in 60 gallon French and American oak barrels which contribute depth and a suggestion of spice and vanilla.

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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