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Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is similarly styled to the 2002 vintage and drinkers will once again appreciate the voluminous rush of rich red fruits backed by a supple and refined tannic grip. Again much like the 2001 and 2002 vintages, the 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was created as a blend of several premier vineyards located in diverse microclimates around the valley with the majority of the fruit coming from local hillside or mountain grown spots. Overall production increased significantly this year due to the acquisition of newer vineyard sources coupled with a growing demand for the 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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