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1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Bottled

1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Bottled Wine Details

Description: This vintage of the Pezzi King Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a long, cool growing season. The fruit, which remained in excellent condition up until harvest, was picked by individual vineyard block to ensure quality. 70% of the fruit received extended maceration. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels, gently fined with egg whites, and lightly filtered. Toasted oak, vanilla, red cherry and anise predominate in the bouquet. Ripe fruit carries through in the mouth feel along with a coating of soft tannins that caress the palate. This wine has a full-bodied, lengthy finish. 4,326 cases produced. 2003 GOLD MEDAL WINNER! - 2003 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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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