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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: The 1997 vintage was one of the decade’s best and brightest at Arrowood. Deep, ruby red in color, this wine presents an up-front bouquet of complex and delightful scents—luscious fruit aromas made up of such classic elements as cassis, cherries and blackberries. This aromatic bounty of sweet, forward fruit is augmented by notes of cedar box and oak. The palate shines with these fruit flavors, along with spice. Firm, yet balanced, tannins lend longevity and ageability.

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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