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Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: True to its heritage, the 2000 Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful combination of power and elegance. This renowned Rutherford vineyard designated Cabernet has been produced by Heitz Wine Cellars since 1976. The wine is consistently exceptional, with hidden depths of authority and a graceful silky finish. The 2000 vintage of Bella Oaks is a delightfully balanced and polished Cabernet ready to be enjoyed.

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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