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Hilltop ion Cabernet

Hilltop Selection Cabernet Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: The scent of mocha-laced sweet oak and black cherry in this deep garnet wine give way to an earthy taste emanating from the shale terroir in which it was grown. Plush wild berry bursts forth, followed by hints of sage and smoky cedar. This polished wine is immediately drinkable, but its firm tannins and structure will help it stand the test of time.

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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