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Cabernet Sauvignon - 75% Alexander Valley & 25% Dry Creek Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon - 75% Alexander Valley & 25% Dry Creek Valley Wine Details

Description: This wine reflects the best characteristics of both our Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley Vineyards. The Alexander Valley fruit contributes the soft supple forward palate full of fruit characteristics while the Dry Creek Valley fruit adds notes of structure and mineral to the finish. This wine has a dark purple/crimson color with aromas of fresh baked blackberry pie, currant preserves, honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate it wine is soft and seductive with a well-structured finish. Flavors of blueberry and kirsch are exhibited in 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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