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Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six

Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six Wine Details
Price: $90.00 per bottle

Description: This is the fourth Merryvale vineyard-designated bottling from low-yielding Clone Six vines in the Beckstoffer familys Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. The grapes were harvested on September 18th. The wine is very dark purple, rich and round with good density. This vineyard consistently shows fine texture and supple, balanced tannins.

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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