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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $33.00 per bottle

Description: Although young, our 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is seductive and a little precocious…one minute, cherries and smoke and the next, currant, cocoa and cedar. The saturated deep purple-black hue is met with a nose of blackberry, black cherry, cigar box and spicy oak with secondary nuances of vanilla, clove and coffee…all hints of the power within! The charm of this wine allows enormous complexity. The exceptional depth and structure is followed by a long licorice and fruit finish with soft, chewy tannins. Our Cabernet is very appealing to drink now and the mouthfeel and tannins promise beautiful evolution. Its sophistication should only get more complex with time. The smooth textures make our Cab a perfect match with pan roasted North American Halibut or Bacon Wrapped Scallops. When I think of pairing our Cab I think of grilled Veal Chops with Rosemary or a thick juicy Steak smothered with onions and Blue Cheese. I would also pair with Lamb, Pork Loin and seasonal game dishes especially when prepared with herbs.

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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