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Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $90.00 per bottle

Description: 2001 was a classic vintage, with ideal conditions for making powerful yet elegant wines. There was not a single heat spike over 100 °F during the entire ripening season in 2001. Warm days and cool, foggy nights resulted in inky color and full, complex flavors. The spare rainfall during the winter months favored a smaller than average crop, contributing uncommon intensity to the wine. I love the 2001 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon for its amazing layered flavors. Steve Tanzer writes: “Brooding aromas of black raspberry, minerals, violet and bitter chocolate with claret-like notes of leather, smoke, cedar and graphite. Finishes with lovely length and lingering sweetness. 91+ I would add that this juicy wine evokes blackberry pie and jumps out of the glass with lavender and dried-rose-petal perfume. The Kronos signature texture is round with soft, silky tannins. 400 cases were produced. Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is our single-vineyard estate wine. These rare vines are more than 30 years old and produce just over one ton per acre each year.

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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