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Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $11.99 per bottle

Description: Rutherford Ranch's 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, rich wine with deep, ruby red color and aromas of ripe sweet, dark cherry and lush full blackberry. This wine is full-bodied and wonderfully complex. Flavors of raspberry, sweet red plums, blackberry and vanilla fill your mouth. Enjoy the creamy, toasted oak and hints of mocha with smooth tannins for a long, satisfying finish. This classic Cabernet is excellent with all red meats, chicken and spicy dishes, such as curried lamb. Don't be afraid to try this with roasted duck for a wonderful culinary experience.

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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