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Cabernet Sauvignon Rochioli Vineyard - Russian River Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon  Rochioli Vineyard - Russian River  Valley Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: My fifth vintage of this wine from grapes grown by Joe & Tom Rochioli. The 2003 vintage has all the finesse of this unique terroir with a little added concentration. The signature velvety structure is layered with floral and earthy flavors to complement the blueberry/black currant core. As was the case with the other wines I make, I expect this wine to improve with age.

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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