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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Deep rich ruby color. Complex synergy of aromas and flavors, black cherry fruit, spicy black pepper, and earth elements with a long finish. This cab can be enjoyed now or cellared and enjoyed in years to come. Harvest 10/28/01 @ 23.4 Brix. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels. Silver Medal Winner, 2004 CA State Fair. 218 cases produced.

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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