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The Sisters Bordeaux Style Blend

The Sisters Bordeaux Style Blend Wine Details

Description: Stephanie and Heather worked together to develop our extremely small production Bordeaux style wine. The 2001 The Sisters is a blend of 91.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.5% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet fruit came from our youngest 3 acre vineyard, and that fruit will be blended into our Cabernet Sauvignon in future vintages. We were extremely pleased with the interest in our 2000 The Sisters and are happy to have 206 cases to sell of the 2001! If you missed The Sisters before the 2000 sold out we hope you act quickly when your mailer arrives to enjoy the 2001.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
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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