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Flora Springs Rutherford Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Flora Springs Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $100.00 per bottle

Description: Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is always among our most elegant cabernets and shows great consistency from vintage to vintage. It has truly become a family favorite and one we always look forward to enjoying both young, for its fruit and minerality, as well as with some age to appreciate its complexity and nuances. The concentration of the 2005 Rutherford Hillside Reserve is a bit tighter and exhibits more complex tannin structure than its 2004 sibling while continuing to express the deep sense of terroir so long associated with this wine.

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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