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SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: It's odd that twenty-two years after planting our first vines, we are releasing our first Estate wine. But consider the spirit of the concept behind and beyond the narrow legal definition of "Estate." We have always been about total control from dirt to the dinner table. Our Carneros wines are, in essence, "Estate" wines. However, in the eyes of the law, only wines produced from grapes grown on vineyards adjacent to the winery where they are crushed are considered "Estate" wines. Since our winery is in the Stags Leap District, not the Carneros, we can not call our Carneros wines "Estate Grown." So, despite the fact that our wines are grown solely on our own land, our little four-and-one-half-acre hillside vineyard behind the winery in the Stags Leap District is our only "Estate" vineyard.

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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