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Washington State NATALIE'S NECTAR

Washington State NATALIE'S NECTAR Wine Details
Price: $13.99 per bottle

Description: After years of being asked to make a sweet red wine, I finally found one I wanted to duplicate. In Northeastern Italy in the Veneto region, we discovered a wonderfully rich, deliciously sweet red wine made from a local grape I won’t even attempt to write or pronounce. Natalie, our daughter and future Latah Creek winemaker, and I took 4 barrels of our 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and produced Natalie’s Nectar. This sweet, dessert red has the richness and fullness of a fine Porto but without the sometimes overbearing alcohol. We released Natalie’s Nectar in November to rave reviews and expect the 170 cases to sell quickly. We hope you enjoy this unique wine as much as we do. Try serving this scrumptious dessert with biscotti and/or strong cheeses.

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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