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Cabernet Sauvignon - Drummond Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon - Drummond Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: "Is it any accident that the 2003 Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Drummond Vineyard tastes so French? The vines used to make this wine came from cuttings planted on our hills in 1879 by Captain John Drummond; those cuttings came from Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, two of Bordeaux's first growths. Hmmm - coincidence? This elegant wine fills your glass with aromas of cedar and pure raspberry fruit, followed by delicious flavors of raspberry jam and chocolate. A touch of chalky tannins at the finish let you know it still has some life ahead of it. Savor it with rare prime rib or rack of lamb. This is a wine steeped in tradition that makes all of us at Kunde Estate raise a glass and say, "Thanks Captain!" Tim Bell Winemaker

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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