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Cabernet Sauvignon Paicines/Santa Cruz Mountains

Cabernet Sauvignon Paicines/Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Details
Price: $34.00 per bottle

Description: Cabernet is the king of red wines and our 2004 vintage does not disappoint. The soft tannins are well balanced by a rich coffee and vanilla nose with ripe cherry and currant overtones flowing throughout the palate. Cabernet is a perfect wine to have with rich foods, red meat and chocolate. Ours is no exception but you also might also want to drink this one alone. It has the muscle and backbone to stand on its own. This is a wine that will continue to improve over the next three to five 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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