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Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon

Round Hill California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2003 weather patterns, though a bit erratic, created some pristine growing conditions for the grapes. The spring, cool and wet, produced a moderate crop with exceptional fruit quality. The summer months were pleasantly warm, but a series of heat spikes in the fall required constant attention to ensure quaility. Extra heat in September brought the crops in on time and with force. As a result, 2003 turned out to be another high quality vintage!

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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