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2002 "Red Ice" Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine VQA

2002 "Red Ice" Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine VQA Wine Details
Price: $44.95 per bottle

Description: Silver Medal: International Eastern Wine Competition 2004. Silver Medal: Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2005. Full nose of sweet berries, strawberry jam, raspberries and currants. Subtle toffee and cocoa aromas come to the fore. Raspberry jam, currant and spice flavours burst in the mouth. Creamy, rich texture with a wonderful mouth coating sweetness and cranberry finish that lingers on the palate.

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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