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1998 Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: Spicy, well-rounded, earthy and full of vanilla--or to put it more scientifically, really yummy! 1997 was our first vintage of this variety and it went fast! This one is equally good, if not better, so you might want to grab a bottle of this one before it's all gone. Gold award in 2002 San Francisco Chronicle Competition!

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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