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Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X Wine Details
Price: $75.00 per bottle

Description: 2002 was Merryvale's fourth harvest from the Beckstoffer family's Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant on the Oakville bench. The grapes were harvested September 27th, 28th and 30th. Merryvale has a long-term contract on the entire cabernet vineyard. We are happy to be able to bottle a vineyard-designated wine from these grapes. The wine is opaquely purple, dense and powerful.

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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