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2002 Icicle Canyon Red

2002 Icicle Canyon Red Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: For those of you who love lighter yet very flavorful red wine. Sangiovese, the backbone of food-friendly Chianti, makes up 85% of this wine. Sangio is the source of all the peppery spice and wonderful acidity. The faint hint of sugar is for all the wonderful women in the world. Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) supports this wine providing structure and ruby cherries for the lighter, spicier Sangio flavors. A magnificent pizza wine. A very good BBQ wine. And don't be afraid to drink this wine slightly chilled on a hot summer evening.

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.
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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