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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: A classic California Cabernet that truly expresses the terroir that Paso Robles Cabernet is known for due to our organic farming and a great vineyard that is one of the oldest and most famous in the area. It's varietally expressive nose has hints of dark chocolate, spices, cassis and smoked cedar. On the palate there are currants, wild raspberries, ProvenÁal herbs and well integrated oak. It has the power one expects from Paso Robles Cabernet with the elegance and balance that Casa Barranca wines are known for. Firm and ripe it's immediately appealing and will continue to evolve for several years. A great match for grilled or roasted meats, especially lamb and beef, ripe and aged cheeses and meat based pastas.

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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