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Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: Dark, youthful purple-red in color, the 2000 vintage of Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon has elegant aromas of blackberry syrup, black cherry, violets and licorice with a well integrated bouquet of vanilla, tar and toasty oak. The 2000 Hilltop is a plump, mouthful of wine with a suppleness of texture and balance, reminiscent of Bordeaux’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with the structure to age for 10 to 15 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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