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Vintage Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Black Cherries, plum, black berries and black licorice with a hint of well-integrated new oak set this wine apart from the "ho-hum" cabernets. As the flavors make their way through the palate, a touch of coffee, leather and toast can be found, ending with a bright finish that begs to be paired with red meats and red sauces. The grapes came to us from the vineyard with perfectly balanced chemistry and excellent flavor. From the day this wine finished secondary fermentation, these aromas and flavors have been quite apparent. With the benefit of new oak- and cellar-aging, it has become even more pleasing and complex.

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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