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Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville

Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: Not for the faint of heart, our newest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is out-of-this-world opulent. A condensed harvest with lower than average yields in 2002 resulted in great fruit intensity in Oakville. A balance between power and finesse, Miner Cabernet is well worth cellaring...and certainly drinking well now. More limited than ever with fewer than 1,800 cases made.

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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