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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot made exclusively with fruit from the esteemed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard in the Red Mountain appellation. The wine has aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice and creamy nutmeg with a long, lingering finish. This rich Cabernet Sauvignon has the structure to age (5 - 7 years suggested) but can be enjoyed at a younger stage as well (decanting recommended). Released November, 2006

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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