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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot) exhibits a nose of ripe, lush, brooding, dark-roasted black berry fruit, mocha and notes of toasty, slightly spicy oak. On the palate, the ripe, black cherry, essences of violet, vanilla bean, and toasted sweet oak intermingle with lively, yet supple tannins. The showy finish of ripe, intense berry, spice, and coffee will linger (almost) forever on the palate. Aged for 20 months in 100% new French Oak barrels.

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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