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Family Cabernet Sauvignon

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: The deep garnet colour hints to the complexity of this wine. Light berry fruits of strawberry and raspberry, coupled with a hint of sprig, emanate from the rich nose, intertwined closely with slight leather, cedar box and milk chocolate. The full nose is complemented superbly by the richness of the wine with sensations of lush berry fruits, pepper spices, allusions of tar and leather. Coffee chocolates mesmerize the palate, with tannins lending support and roundness to the structure. The tapering warmth provides a smooth finish to this wine.

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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