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Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $150.00 per bottle

Description: The 1999 vintage tops off a decade of magnificent vintages for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This great vintage began with a cool spring and wonderfully moderate growing season, which contributed to a late start to the harvest. The extra hang time allowed the grapes ample opportunity to fully ripen and develop concentrated flavors. Rich and expansive on the palate, with ripe fruit and silky tannins, the 1999 vintage exhibits the combination of depth and elegance that has become the hallmark of Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. The primary source for our Cabernet is our estate Stelling Vineyard, located behind the Far Niente winery in Oakville. This 100-acre vineyard produces wines that exhibit the cassis, blackberry and "dusty" components typical of wines grown in the soils of west Oakville.

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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