Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: On the nose, I get strong aromas of blackberries, currants and a whiff of cedar. Hints of coffee bean, vanilla, dried mint, sage and thyme combine with plum violet and crushed granite add some serious depth to this wine. This wine opens up with flavors of black cherries on the entry, along with some plum and mineral elements. The finish has a nice solid framework of tannins to round out the mouth-feel.

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.


Back to Clos La Chance information