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Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc California

Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc California Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: It's amazing how fruity, strawberry and bubblegum-like a red wine can be if it is pressed off the skins before fermentation and fermented very cold. In fact, these aromas, technically called 'esters', prevail in the wine only if the yeast is struggling with cold temperatures during fermentation. Unlike Pinot Grigio, when Cabernet is left on its skins for about a day before it is pressed, the resulting light pink color doesn't easily oxidize. In fact, it yields an aroma and texture that are fruity and soft. This is such an appealing, fun sipper that it is one of the most popular in our tasting room.

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.
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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