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Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6

Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 Wine Details

Description: Our 2001 vintage is deep ruby in color, with dense, concentrated flavors. The long, cool growing season resulted in high acidity and lower than normal pH in our cabernet, yielding bright fruit flavors. On the palate concentrated fruit flavors are balanced with crisp acidity, firm yet supple tannins and undertones of toasted French oak, leading to a lingering, rich finish. The wine’s exquisite balance continues the sophisticated, elegant, Bordeaux style associated with prior releases.

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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