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Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Estate Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was grown on the western-facing hillside of our St. Helena Estate. We harvested the field on three separate occasions to assure maximum maturity of the fruit. This yielded enough juice to fill three small French Oak barrels, in which we aged the wine for two full years. The result is beautiful: A bright and silky wine with complex flavors of plum, black cherry with a sweet, smoky tobacco. We recommend holding this wine for several years, as it will certainly continue to develop in the bottle. The new label depicts a colorful autumn’s evening in our beautiful Napa Valley.

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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