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Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon

Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $80.00 per bottle

Description: "The Helena Dakota Vineyard 2002 vintage is a deep ruby color with saturated aromas of blackberry, dark cherry and subtle hints of oak. The dark fruit leads the way to a slight mineral finish with traces of cocoa and coffee. Supple tannins support a powerful yet elegant structure. Enjoyment is enhanced by decanting." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron/Winemaker

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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