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Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon

Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2002 growing season began with an early bud break in the beginning of April. The season was mild and remarkable for its lack of complications until mid to late August, when we experienced the first spike in temperature. The next heat wave hit toward the end of September, although hastening the picking this added some complexity and character to the vintage. The fruit developed intense, deep ruby and magenta color with concentrated, full fruit flavors of sweet black cherry, blackberry and plum.

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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