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Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon

Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The variability of the 2001 vintage required monitoring and patience. The spring, cool and wet, produced a moderate crop of exceptional fruit quality. The summer months were pleasantly warm, but a series of heat spikes in the fall required constant attention to ensure quality. The resulting vintage bore outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with lush, full flavors of firm, food-friendly acid balance.

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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