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Alexander Valley Scion

Alexander Valley Scion Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: The 2001 Robert Young Scion, a Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is a fine example of a wine produced from fruit grown in a proper climate (Alexander Valley, Sonoma County) by experienced farmers and made by talented winemakers Kevin Warren and Richard Arrowood. The wine is rich and intense, loaded with fruity aromas and flavors of black cherries, plums, mocha chocolate and vanilla. Toasty French oak accompanies the fruit and adds complexity to this wine along with a lingering finish. —Kevin Warren, Winemaker, Robert Young Estate Winery

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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