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Velocity Cellars Velo Red Wine

Velocity Cellars Velo Red Wine Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: “…Supple and harmonious, the VELO by winemaker Gus Janeway displays sophisticated aromas of ripe plum and black cherry with scents of cocoa, vanilla bean and spice that are focused and complex. Generous in the mouth as the flavor fans across the palate: dark, rich and smooth. Finishes full of lively fruit with a food-friendly structure and balance that invites another sip.”RATED 88 POINTS, WINE SPECTATOR, DEC 2006

Varietal Definition
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.
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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