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Fireside Ruby

Fireside Ruby Wine Details

Description: Hand harvested just before the first frost to intensify the ripe flavors and sugars, this dessert wine displays a dense ruby color and indulgent, dark cherry and current flavors with a hint of caramel from the oak barrels. Warm and velvety with a long finish, this is perfect for sipping beside a roaring fire.

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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