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Old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon have been produced from old vine grapes grown on our Yakut Vineyards. This Cabernet will thrill you with its intricacy and subtlety. It possesses the exact, and pronounced fruit flavor of black currants and the aroma of green peppers. Drink a glass of this marvelous wine and it will convey to you the compelling feeling you get when listening to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The Red Barn's old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon is hand crafted from fully mature grapes that are not harvested till they reach the exact degree of ripeness of 24.5 Brix, so as to get the full effect of Temecula's hot sun and cold nights. Reward yourself with a bottle of this majestically beautiful wine.

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.
The Symphony Grape was developed in California in the 1960's by Dr. Olmo at U.C. Davis. It is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. The fragrances and pleasant fruit flavors make it suitable for a white wine.


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