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Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County Wine Details

Description: Our four family vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys offer us the unique opportunity to create a complex wine that expresses the full spectrum of strengths of Sonoma County fruit. This wine is made from select blocks of Mantra’s estate hillside vineyards located at elevations up to 1,100 feet and is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon from three distinct vineyard sites, including a half percent of our Merlot. The wines from each vineyard were fermented separately, aged in a combination of coopers and later blended to achieve what we are sure you will find to be an exquisite example of California Cabernet. This is a lusciously styled wine with fragrant aromas of dark ripe fruits such as blackberry and blueberry and accented with toasty oak overtones. On the palate the wine is rich, round and ripe with full bodied flavors of cassis, cherry, chocolate and caramel. Enjoy!

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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