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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: After a summer of blistering heat and with no rain, the 2 acres of estate Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on an overcast day. Starting before the sun rose on September the 23rd, the fruit was hand picked and immediately taken to the crush pad. To other growers harvesting fruit at 240 brix is unthinkable. At Lover's Leap it is the rule. We constantly worked the vines so we could have perfectly ripe fruit. Garnet color with generous tannins, the ripe cherry and black currant fill the palette. Soft oak polishes the firm structure and red berry finish an amazing wine.

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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