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Julie's Block "Napa River Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon

Julie's Block "Napa River Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Napa River Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, rich, complex wine that delivers the kind of balance and density wine lovers hope for and expect from Napa Valley Cabernet. Black currant, violets mint, mocha and cedar coalesce nicely in this wine. On the palate we appreciate the impressive balance of fruit and tannins that carry an array of flavors, the most noteworthy of which are its blackberry, ripe cherry, cassis, plums and bacon.

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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