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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sacrashe Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sacrashe Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $100.00 per bottle

Description: Typically the most glorious Cabernetlot in our cellar, the 2003 Sacrashe once again meets those expectations. The high and low spots of this rolling hilltop vineyard showed slightly different levels of ripeness during harvest and were picked a week apart. The wine is expressive with intense complexity, enticing character, and a gorgeous mouth feel. Only 220 cases produced. Where do you ever start with the Sacrashe Cab?! Spice rack, boysenberry, deep mineral flavors, crushed rock, blueberry, smoked ham hocks and clove aromas come to mind. The palate is seamless, elegant, a big chewy mouthful, with deep, rich flavors and a beautiful structure.(02/07)

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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