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Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $31.00 per bottle

Description: This wine is definitely a sum of its parts. Each of the vineyards brings a unique characteristic to the blend. In the front palate and the nose, it is all Dry Creek Cabernet: bright fruit, hints of mineral, and supple tannins. The mid palate is where the Alexander Valley fruit shows its stuff: signature chalky, dusty tannins, lush mouth feel and ripe red fruit. Last but certainly not least, this is the first year we have been able to use the incredible Rockpile Cabernet in our blend. These are the ties that bind it all together. The amazing intensity of the fruit is discernable from start to finish. The finely grained tannins not only complement the structure of the other vineyards, but give the wine its backbone that will allow it to age gracefully for the next 7-10 years.

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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