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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: This 2009 full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of dark red fruits backed by rich toast and vanilla notes are nicely integrated. The fifteen months of aging has allowed the flavors to develop and round out. Highly extracted with good mature tannins and structure, this is a wine that will hold its own over time. A deep mid-palate with plenty of fruit and oak is highlighted by plum and dark cherry flavors. The combination of oak, tannin, and fresh acidity will keep the Cabernet together for a long time, aging gracefully to ten years. This lush wine pairs well with rack of lamb, fettucine alfredo, steak, and braised pork.

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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