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Cabernet Sauvignon , Hansen Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Hansen Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $42.00 per bottle

Description: This wine is a reserve selection from Hansen Vineyard, in the Templeton microclimate and El Pomar district of Paso Robles. Attention to detail in every level of this vineyard results in consistently superior quality. The grapes were fermented in large open top fermentors with a Bordeaux-isolate yeast, punched down by hand, and given extended maceration for three weeks. The wine was then aged for eighteen months in new French oak, to give it a splash of vanilla character with a refined and subtle perfume of oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. A portrait of terroir in blackberry, black cherry, anise, chocolate and toasty oak.

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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