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Cabernet Sauvignon Andrews-Horse Heaven Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon Andrews-Horse Heaven Ranch Wine Details

Description: The inaugural release of Horse Heaven Ranch-Andrews Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited production wine created by selecting a few of the best barrels among the two different lots from this acclaimed vineyard. The small addition of Malbec brings some intense floral & red fruit notes to this complex wine. This Cabernet Sauvignon reveals an intense nose with vibrant Bing cherry and vanilla aromas. The soft and well-balanced palate shows juicy Bing cherry flavors with smooth rounded tannins and a delicate finish with tobacco leaf and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. This Cabernet Sauvignon is very enjoyable upon release but it will improve within the next two years.

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.
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.


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