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Cabernet Sauvignon Redgrav Vineyard - Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon  Redgrav Vineyard - Alexander Valley Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: This is my second wine made from grapes from Alexander Valley. Dennis De La Montanya owns this vineyard planted to two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard got its name from a lone Gravenstein Apple tree that survived the ages and managed to remain on this gem of a vineyard. The wine is fruit-forward and full bodied with a lush mid palate and a long, fat finish.

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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