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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: Estate grown, these 26-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines are grown on a Geneva Double Curtain trellis system [GDC]. This labor intensive system divides the canopy of fruit both horizontally and vertically which exposes the fruit to increased sunlight and enhances the fruit components. The system was developed to get rid of its typical vegetative characteristics. The fruit was hand picked on October 8, 1999 at 25 brix.

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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