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Cabernet Sauvignon - Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon - Alexander Valley Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Dubbed already by Valley insiders as "a keeper" (referring to its ageing potential), this big, extractive '01 begins with seductive, spicy varietal aromas. Its complex flavors (Bing cherries, plums, and crushed blackberries) are rich, and ripe, with characteristics typical of Field Stone's definitive "Alexander Valley Style": rich fruit forward, with attractive notes of oak that never dominate. The intense fruit core carries through in a powerful finish still in its developing stage. This is a Cabernet that can be enjoyed now with great pleasure, while its "forgiving tannins" bespeak its outstanding ageing potential for ten to fifteen 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.


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