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Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon

Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Briarcrest represents a barrel selection of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon lots we bring in each year. Winemaker Erik Olsen selects the best barrel lots from our best vineyards to create this extraordinary, limited-production cuvée. The 2004 Briarcrest casts a deep black ruby color and has aromas of cassis, blackberry liqueur, and licorice with hints of lavender, cedar, coriander and cumin. It is powerful and supple with a concentrated, fleshy mid-palate of blackberry fruit, tobacco and graphite flavors finishing with notes of dark chocolate and espresso.

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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