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1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

1999 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: Once again we have chosen the best barrels from the best vineyards in 1999 to create this reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Each year weather conditions throughout the growing season contribute unique flavor characteristics to the vineyard. In 1999 the intensity of color and flavors were the result of weather, soil and cultural practices combined with winemaking practices. Selecting the best of the vintage for a reserve begins with recognizing the fruit potential in the field (67% hillside vineyards), then maximizing quality in the cellar.

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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