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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: The Cabernet is produced from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley fruit, aged for two years in small, French oak barrels and given additional bottle aging before release. While in barrels, the wine receives very gentle handling with minimal racking. The intense, richly textured wine has a firm, tight tannin structure and layers of concentrated, fresh berry flavors with a long, elegant finish. Mazzocco Cabernets, while delightful upon release, continue to improve with additional aging.

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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