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Vogt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vogt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The ripe, fruit intensity of Howell Mountain shines in this wine, which was crushed at the new Nickel & Nickel winery. Floral aromas mixed with jammy fruit, spice and cedar flow from the glass. Firm and impressive, this wine opens with abundant flavors of boysenberry and cassis enveloped by sweet floral notes and vanillin. Bold, yet rounded tannins, which are ever-present in this Howell Mountain vineyard, are the signature of this full-bodied wine.

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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