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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: A blend of three distinctly different vineyards (Chateau Margene 15%, Lock 25%, Casagrande 60%), each providing its own unique bouquet and finish. Our low-yield vineyard practices were followed in all three blocks, resulting in a rich flavor profile. Fermented in small open-top bins, punched down, by hand, three times per day. Aged sur-lie for 16 months and then an additional 12 months in 75% small French oak barrels (10% new) and 25% American oak barrels (25% new). Unfiltered and unfined. “Deep purple color, aromas of blackcurrant with an underlying layer of cedar. Nice mid-palette with firm tannins, good acidity and a balanced finish”. Those who can lay this wine down for 6-8 years will be highly rewarded.

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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