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2002 Horton East Block Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

2002 Horton East Block Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $65.00 per bottle

Description: Wow! Rich nose of sweet black cherry, raspberry compote, mineral and anise. Deep and concentrated with a rich, firm mouthfeel. Shows layers of flavors with black cherry, minerals, toasty oak and dark chocolate. Serious depth and richness here. Long, complex finish. It’s pretty fantastic right now but needs some air and a rare steak to pair with the firm tannins. A wonderful wine that will age for decades.

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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