Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Cabernet Sauvignon “St.Helena“

Cabernet Sauvignon “St.Helena“ Wine Details
Price: $70.00 per bottle

Description: This wine is full bodied with a dark ruby/ purple color and classic aromatic combination of black currants, tobacco leaf, cedar, and earth. It is firmly structured, concentrated and rich. In the mouth there are layers of dark fruits that just stick to your mouth, smooth integrated acidity and silky tannins. This wine is really beginning to drink well and it’s just going to get better and better over the next 5 years, by which point, I predict, it will be really hard to save some for the long haul. And this wine is built for the long haul, it will be amazing at 50, but will there be any left? Just 44 cases were produced.

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.


Back to Carini Winery information