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Arns Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Arns Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: Opaque in the glass, with vivid purple hues at the edge. It proves extremely concentrated and complex to the nose, which displays optimum ripeness and great focus while offering shifting aromatic impressions of black cherry, Italian cherry, black currant, violet, licorice, earth and vanilla: The whole unfolding more rapidly is typical for this bottling. Intense and full of "grip" on the palate, it delivers the chiseled clarity the nose promised, along with the ripeness. The mouthfeel is plush and polished, yet almost meaty; Firmed rather than blunted by tannins that never rise above the waves of cherry, currant, vanilla and baking spice that linger through the finish. Impressive and flavorful now and clearly one of the stars of its great vintage, it seems certain to improve for another eight to twelve years, and it may live thirty.

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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