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Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmel Valley Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmel Valley Estate Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Dark ruby garnet color with a cherry rim. Perfumey cherry blossoms, blackberries and plum aromas mix with a spicy anise/cedar and a smoky oak nose. Bright blackberries lead to a spicy/peppery cassis/anise middle that softens to a dark bittersweet chocolate and cedar finish.This big, bold and rich Cabernet with moderate tannins will allow the power and elegance of this wine to age through 2017 at 55°F.

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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