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SHAKESPEARE Henry VIII Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

SHAKESPEARE Henry VIII Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Wine Details
Price: $18.99 per bottle

Description: Like King Henry VIII, this is one rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby red, it boasts of opulent flavors of black cherry and toasted hazelnut with spicy undertones. A luxuriously long finish lingers on the palate. Made from low tonnage old vine estate-grown grapes and aged in new oak 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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