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2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate

2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Wine Details

Description: The 2000 vintage at Fratelli Perata again demonstrates how the flavors held in the small Cabernet Sauvignon clusters can be transformed into a luscious glass of wine. The 2000 vintage is a blend of 3 hills of Cabernet Sauvignon.These wines are unfined and unfiltered. The lees were removed simply by racking the clear wine to clean barrels several times over the period of barrel aging. Neither enzymes nor other chemical magic were added to the juice to produce the soda pop clear, insipid wines commonly produced. We believe the best wines are made with excellent fruit gently handled by a winemaker who is more artist than chemist. Gino's brother (fratello), Joe, is adamant that our Cabernet Sauvignon meets his high (read: deep and rich) standards. This wine is worthy of bottle aging, allowing time to silken and meld its elements of fruit and oak.

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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