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Cabernet Sauvignon, El Dorado

Cabernet Sauvignon, El Dorado Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Deep garnet color with hints of toasty, french oak and memorable aromas of ripe, fresh, black cherries. The mid-palate evolves - beginning with rich but subtle spice, then onto full, round, ripe berry flavors and a burst of supple tannins and dark chocolate on the finish. Yum! Aged for 12 months in 100% French oak. A versatile Cabernet that is drinking great now but worthy of aging in your “cellar” until 2011.

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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