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Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. Crane

Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. Crane Wine Details
Price: $48.00 per bottle

Description: While expressing the exceptional character of our own vineyards in the Stags Leap District is our central passion, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with such a venerable fruit source. This single-vineyard offering was sourced from land that was originally planted to grapes in 1859 by viticulture pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane. Made with the same meticulous winemaking methods as our estate wines, this Cabernet has an unmistakable sense of place.

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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