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Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: ”This is a complex, interesting wine that won't induce sticker shock while delivering a lot of complexity. Fruit notes include black cherry and blackberry, with mercifully subtle oak and nice little accents of mint and dried herbs. Soft and rounded in texture but still nicely structured and capable of standing up to serious food, this is a balanced, sophisticated Cab that features fine fruit and deft winemaking.” -- Michael Franz

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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