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Cab/Syrah, El Dorado

Cab/Syrah, El Dorado Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Perfumed aromatics of perfectly ripe blackberries and sweet, smoky French oak. The palate bursts with flavors of chocolate covered cherries & spice, with a full, round, juicy mid-palate. Mellow, round tannins and bright acidity lift the flavors through to the lingering finish. Although we don’t like to use descriptors that are subjective – many who’ve tasted this wine call it “sexy”! Fabulous with grilled meats, bbq, lamb, and rich red sauces. A great wine drinking now or for your cellar. Aged 12 months in 100% French Oak. 40% Cab/60% Syrah)

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.
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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